2. Elevate Intentions

“Causes” and People

What is a “cause”? It’s a thought that I’ve been reflecting on a lot lately.

In real life, “causes” doesn’t exist outside of our own minds. I’ve never seen a cause. I’ve never touched one. They remain in the abstract, except for the few times when someone or something makes them concrete and reminds me of what the cause is all about in the first place. 

What exists are real people, in the flesh- the individual person in his unique body, in a unique place, with his own set of hopes, joys, and struggles.

A cause would not be a cause were there not real people in real places who caused the cause that we care about!

If we forget this, we can easily become a “do-gooder” – an activist – acting for intentions that have become disconnected from our everyday lives. Disconnected from the person we’re standing in line with at Starbucks. Disconnected from the person next to us at work. Sure, “big” causes can motivate us.

But there’s also a person each and every day who is in need of your inspired action. It’s an inspired action that only you can give – and if you don’t do it, it’s lost to the world forever.

Each and every day.

And so this is one of our goals: to reconnect people to real intentions that are personal. That hit home. Real actions happening in the real world – impacting real lives.

We can tweet what we think. We can post on Facebook a picture of what we’re wearing today. But an #activprayer exists between people doing real things in the real world – inspired action that impacts lives. every seed of action exists – not in data, but in flesh. in memory. in our hearts. it takes on a life of its own. it will do things that you can’t even imagine.

This website is only the portal – the gateway – to a community of people who will one day be together in the flesh. in this world…or in the next.

Luke Burgis
Luke Burgis, CSCS, is a Co-Founder of ActivPrayer, an architect of the activMAP, and a sports and performance coach that has worked in the nutrition and fitness industries for over 10 years. He graduated with a B.S. in Finance from NYU and also completed an S.T.B. in Sacred Theology at a university in Italy where he worked closely with the Vatican's office of Church & Sport about the role of sports and fitness in renewing cultures.

He is a well-known public speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship, fitness, and faith.
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