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Spirit As Your Power Source

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Written by Pat Curran

Posted on 17 December 2017

Last Updated 17 December 2017


Motivational Message:

“Who Wants to Live Forever?”

There’s no time for us.

There’s no place for us.

What is this thing that builds our dreams

yet slips away from us?


Who wants to live forever?

Who wants to live forever?


There’s no chance for us.

It’s all decided for us.

This world has only one

sweet moment set aside for us


Who wants to live forever?

Who wants to live forever?

Oh oh…


Who dares to love forever?!!

Oh oh…


When love must die!



--Queen performing “Who Wants to Live Forever”

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What if science discovered a way for you to possibly live forever? Here’s the proposition: Take the pill, one of two things will happen. You would die within seconds or you would live at your current age forever. What would you do? Would you take the risk?


My guess is that some people, especially as they got older, would be tempted to take it.   Not me. As a matter of fact, I can’t think of a worse hell than being stuck here, year after year, century after century, with everyone I loved already passed on. Can you?


I guess to sum it up, I don’t exactly know why we are here or for how long. But, I do know that the time we have is not a given, but a gift. At some point our bodies will give way, so we have the responsibility to use our limited time and talents wisely. It’s that sense of urgency to do something today that drives us to achieve. And, here’s the irony. We don’t even need the pill. That’s because we already do live forever! It’s just not here.


To learn more about spirit as a “power source,” click here


To begin to ignite spirit as a “power source,” go to the next section…  

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This Week in Training –

“Dream On”


Every time I look in the mirror.

All these lines on my face getting clearer

The past is gone

It went by, like dusk to dawn

Isn’t that the way

Everybody’s got their dues in life to pay


Yeah, I know nobody knows

Where it comes and where it goes

I know it’s everybody’s sin

You got to lose to know how to win

Half my life’s in book written pages

Lived and learned from fools and from sages

You know it’s true

All the things come back to you!


Sing with me, sing for the year

Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear

Sing with me just for today

Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away…



Dream On! Dream On! Dream On!

Dream until your dream comes true

Dream On! Dream On! Dream On!

Dream until your dream comes true


Dream On! Dream On! Dream On!

Dream On! Dream On! Dream On! Dream On!





Aerosmith’s “Dream On”

To watch Aerosmith “ignite” a crowd’s spirit, click here


Last week, our focus was on the “4 Essentials” for significantly reducing fear and becoming more adaptive.


        1.  Complete all workout distances any way I can
        2.  Mentally focus on running form with each stride
        3.  Plan my meals to fuel my body appropriately throughout the day
        4.  Sustain myself daily with my “5 Q's” for spiritual awareness


The focus has been great. Improving motor endurance leads to efficiency. Increased efficiency strengthens one’s mental endurance to continue proper form over longer distances. Completing each workout with proper nutrition and purposeful recovery grows physical endurance. It’s amazing how our bodies naturally adapt.


All of this is good, but there is another step. It’s time to ignite spirit! Now that we’ve reduced fear, we need to fill ourselves with the most powerful, uplifting reminders of where our true power comes from. And it’s not from here. It’s from “there.”


As simple first step, I plan reintroduce my iPod with specially selected tunes intended to ignite a fire from within. Each song has its own way to touch the soul! This music mix will stimulate a reaction that creates energy and excites nearly every neuron in the body. The goal is to practice how to harness spirit as a power source without the burn.


Practice long enough, and you won’t need music. Your memories and self-talk will become enough to leverage spirit as a power source through your conscience.


Here’s this week’s workout plan. Start practicing…       

Monday: Swim; Core Strength 1

Tuesday: 4 Mile Run; Core Strength 2

Wednesday: 9 Mile Run; Core Strength 1

Thursday: 5 Mile Run; Core Strength 2

Friday: Swim; Long Stretch

Saturday: 18 Mile Run

Sunday: Sports with Girls; Long Stretch  


*Core Strength 1 focus on chin-ups, pushups, planks, lower back/abs

**Core Strength 2 focuses on squats, hip strengthening, and stretching
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The Transformation Challenge
“You Can Save All of Them”

Superman: Is it true what Zod said about the codex?

Jor-El: Strike that panel.

Jor-El: We wanted you to learn what it meant to be human first, so that one day, when the time was right, you could be the bridge between two peoples. Look…


Superman: Lois…

Jor-El: You can save her, Kal. You can save all of them!



Russell Crowe as Jor-El and

Henry Cavill as Superman in ”Man of Steel”

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Over the course of a lifetime, many people experience great stress, sickness, trauma, even injustice that can tempt them to give up hope. But, there is another side to this. There are also people less impacted who use their special talents to become heroes by answering the call for help.


I’ve seen them.


  • A teacher / coach who works with at-risk youth, invests in their lives personally, and helps them live to their potential


  • A military pilot volunteering to go to Afghanistan by telling his Commander, “No wife, no kids, no problem. Send me.”


  • A parent going through a long custody battle to raise their child in a safe environment, finally winning after nearly a decade


  • A logistics employee chasing a FedEx truck in order to get an out-of-stock, lifesaving drug to a hospital on the same day


  • Scientists driven to find cures to our most dreadful diseases in order to provide comfort to suffering patients


These are just a few examples of the “everyday” heroes around us, many who are guided by an irrational belief that somehow, some way they can make a difference. And many times, against all odds, they do.


What their actions have taught me is that we have an incredible opportunity in front of us. We can be the bridge between this world and the next. There are countless prayers for help being sent everyday, and we have the ability to participate in making some of these “miracles” happen. Hopefully we have experienced enough pain ourselves to be aware of the need.


For this week’s transformational challenge, allow yourself to be a bit irrational. Believe that you, indeed, can save all of “them.” Yes, it’s true. You can’t do it alone. We gonna have to save all of “them” together!

Ignite Your Spirit. Unleash the hero from within. 




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