A Runner's Thoughts: As runners, walker or people who move through life another way in faith we always need to persevere. Perseverance requires faith that the path you have chosen is the right path. Wherever it takes us we will grow in the presence of God if we are willing to persevere.
A Runner's Thoughts: If we truly want to be a spiritual runner, walker or mover though life another way then we must remember that with every time we run, walk or move through life another way we embark on a path where we can expect surprises, missteps, little jumps and sometimes great leaps toward a personal understanding of God.
A Runner’s Thoughts: Run, walk or move through life another way in the presence of God. In order to do this, as you run, walk or move through life another way simply imagine God is with you constantly. It does not matter how you image God. Just take whatever image of God you have and allow that image to accompany you on your run, walk or movement through life another way.
A Runner’s Thoughts: If, in running, walking or moving through life another way we desire is to connect with God, to pray, then that is what we are doing. Keeping that desire at the forefront of our thoughts and remaining conscious of our intent is very important. Remember seek God and you will find God in every good thing!
A Runner’s Thoughts: Let us run, walk or move through life another way with a spirit of gratefulness. Before we begin our run, walk or movement through life another way let us declare our intentions to look upon all we encounter with the freshness of the unexpected. The let us run, walk or move through life another way with a sense of miraculous expectation and allow our feelings of gratitude for the extraordinary and the ordinary to flow through our beings. (Adapted from Running the Spiritual Path by Roger Joslin)
A Runner's Thoughts: As we run, walk or move through life another way during this Holy Week let us remember that each movement can help us embark on a pilgrimage of the ordinary which often leads us to the extraordinary and sacred!
A Runner’s Thoughts: “...the real purpose of running isn’t to win a race. It’s to test the limits of the human heart.” (Without Limits) We can say this about most things that we do, running, walking or moving through life another way. Anything that challenges us especially being a person of faith…
A Runner’s Thoughts: Breath is usually expressed in Greek as pneuma, which can also mean air, wind, or spirit. In Hebrew ruah is translated as breath, but it can also mean creative energy or life-giving force. As we run, walk or move through life another way, let us have an awareness of our breath as spirit, as our capacity to bring God into our being as we take in oxygen into our lungs. If we see each breath this way, we will begin to allow our runs, walks or movements through life another way, to become prayer! (Adapted from Running the Spiritual Path by Roger Joslin
A Runner’s Thoughts: If we become meditative, prayerful runners, walkers or movers through life another way then we will be fortunate enough to find ways that refresh our bodies, our minds and renew our spirits, thus we might say we will be born again with every new run, walk or movement through life another way!
A Runner's Thoughts: As we run, walk or move through life another way today let us choose the road less traveled: the road of awareness, the road of revelation, the road of intention, the road of mindfulness, the road of imagination, the road of joy, the road of prayer. Today let's pick a road we have not traveled lately and let it make a difference in our life today!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!