A Runner’s Thoughts: “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” (Abraham Lincoln)
A Runner’s Thoughts: Today accept the living of life for what it is, remembering that this is a spiritual journey that, like any discipline, requires persistence through experiences of success and seeming failure. (Adapted from Roger Joslin – Running the Spiritual Path)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Not just exercise, but a way to get in touch with and reclaim myself in an often-fragmenting world, running also serves as a powerful antidote to clinical depression, a metaphor for the creative process, and, in its most profound moments, a spiritual practice.” (Alison Townsend) Same can be true for walking or moving through life another way…
A Runner’s Thoughts: Let us live today with a spirit of gratefulness. As we begin our day, let us declare our intention to look upon all we encounter with the freshness of the unexpected. Let us live with a sense of miraculous expectation and allow a feeling of gratitude for the extraordinary and the ordinary to flow through our being. (Adapted from Roger Joslin – Running The Spiritual Path)
A Runner’s Thoughts: I have two thoughts for you today… Remember that if we are meditative movers through life, if we are movers at prayer then as we live each day we will be fortunate to have find ways to refreshes not only our bodies but also our spirits. You might say with the living of each day we give ourselves the chance to be born again in friendship with God! (Adapted from Roger Joslin – Running the Spiritual Path) – “You only ever grow as a human being if you're outside your comfort zone.” (Percy Cerutty)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” (Tommy Lasorda)
A Runner’s Thoughts: Let us remember that if we live life on the spiritual path, God is the source of our strength, God is our footpath, and God is the finish line. If we live life consciously, with the intention to move closer to the presence of God, then our movement, the actions of our daily life become a profession of our faith! (Adapted from Roger Joslin, Running the Spiritual Path)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “The human spirit is indomitable. No one can ever say you must not run faster than this or jump higher than that. There will never be a time when the human spirit will not be able to better existing records.” (Roger Bannister)
A Runner’s Thoughts: Let us live life today in the present moment, not running from something or to something. Let us strive to live a grace-filled life today. Let us live life today with God! (Adapted from Roger Joslin – Running the Spiritual Path)
A Runner’s Thoughts: In an ancient rabbinic saying it is said that when we humans begin a journey, we are preceded by angels crying, “Make way! Make way! Here comes the image of God!” So, as we live life today let us remember that we are the image of God!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!