Media: A spiritual angle on the London 2012 Olympics!

I have had two blogs published this week tinged with Olympic themes in honour of London 2012 which is currently gracing our fair city!

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Crossing the finishing line! – Thinkstock/Brand X/Jupiterimages

A blog posted today by The Independent is titled “Can a mental shift help enhance our performance?“It points to how a spiritual approach can help in athletics…and in life.  

Here is an excerpt:

One of the marathon runners in this year’s Olympics also sees the benefits of a spiritual approach. American Ryan Hall recently told the Running Times: “The most important thing I can train is my heart. It is what drives the body”. Hall, you could say, looks to a diviner mind to guide his training regime.  He reads Scriptures, prays and prioritises the Christian faith he openly follows – echoing Scottish sprinter Eric Liddell, the 1924 Paris Olympics 400m winner memorably portrayed in Chariots of Fire

A blog posted earlier in the week by The Huffington Post UK is called “In the Happiness Olympics Age Gets the Gold!” It points to the head start seniors seem to have in the happiness stakes.  Here is an excerpt from this one:

Even in the commercial world, MasterCard’s long-standing and award-winning “priceless” advertising campaign points in this direction. It promotes its financial services by lauding the intangibles neither money nor credit cards can buy – like love, togetherness, peace and gratitude. Perhaps this goes some way to explaining why seniors tend to be happier. A recent survey found they are better than the rest of us at appreciating the biggest of all intangibles: divine Love.

Are you finding a way to have a more spiritual Olympics?

Feel free to post your ideas!

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Categories: Health, Media, Spirituality and Society

Author:Tony Lobl

I write and speak on spirituality from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I am also an Associate Editor for the Christian Science periodicals. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

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