“I get asked, ‘Did you ever want to give up when you were running across America?’ When I was running, my body ached intensely, my mind was tired, and my will-power was exhausted. Every day I wanted to quit. But I never quit and I never considered quitting.
A better question to ask is, “How did you know to keep going?” Part of the answer is to know that you are on the right path and see the signs confirming that you are suppose to be right here and right now.
Every day I would run a marathon distance a day. Plus each day I would speak to audiences in need. These were people in difficult life circumstances. I spoke to wounded warriors, homeless shelters, addiction centers, juvenile detention centers, and rural high schools.
Every time that I felt the weakest and the desire to give up was the strongest, something would happen that would give me strength and power to keep going. These were signs and gifts from the universe saying, “Have faith, stay strong, and keep going. I’ve got your back.”
It was day 21, I was in Las Cruces, New Mexico and I still had 5 miles to go when my body shut down and I collapsed to the ground. It was late at night and I was alone. Or so I thought. As I sat on the sidewalk and my body was screaming in pain, I saw something shinny on the ground. It was a red coin about the size of a half dollar. On it, it said, “One Month Sobriety.”
My dad was an alcoholic for many years until one day he had a day dream that he was talking to his father when he said, “Son, it’s time to take your life back. I love you and know you can do it. You are stronger than this challenge. It’s time to stop drinking forever.” My dad put down the bottle in his hand. Threw out all the alcohol in the house and he never drank again.”
That one month sobriety coin I found reminded me that my dad had the strength to overcome his greatest challenge. So I stood up, I put the coin in my pocket and I started walking. My last five miles should have only taken an hour to finish. It took me 4 hours to finish.
The universe is saying to you…
“Have faith, stay strong, and keep going. I’ve got your back.” The signs are there when you are at your darkest moments, you just have to believe.
That red coin that I found, I carried it with me for the remaining 79 days. I would hold it and rub it as if a genie was going to appear and it always helped me move forward. When I arrived in NYC at the finish line, I gave the coin to my dad. I told him the story of the moment I found the coin and he still carries the coin to this day.
Sometimes he tells the story about me running across America to his friends and they don’t believe that it is possible. “Nobody can run a marathon a day.” He pulls out the coin and tells them the story. My dad has helped dozens of men stop drinking in his AA meetings and he has been sober for over 15 years.
We are all connected. Physically, energetically, vibrationally and spiritually. We are never alone. Always keep the faith that you are amazing and you are here to do something special.”
This story is from my friend Croix Sather (who I’ve introduced you to before). He’s an amazing person, with a huge heart.
If you haven’t yet watched his video about the vibrational mind and his particular approach to consciously creating our lives…
(aka “law of attraction” or “manifesting” or as I say… “aligning with your true nature”)
Then be sure to click the link below and watch it. 🙂
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