"There's glory on the other side of pain, but you gotta to be willing to push through it." - Ray Lewis
This the story of Ray Lewis before you knew who Ray Lewis was. This is a unique look at Ray unlike any interview with or article on him you've ever seen.
Ray Lewis' story is one of remarkable self-actualization. From growing up in a violent household and having to skip meals to a complete stranger investing $15 in him to play for his local Lakeland Lumberjacks football team, Ray is the ultimate example of doing the best he can, with what he has, when he has it. He shares how, at a young age, he found a way to develop his physical and mental strength from nothing and how developing that strength was motivated by honoring his mother. Ray also shares the importance of finding, articulating, and nurturing one's own foundation and considers it the most important work we can all do. This conversation both humbles and inspires and you can't help Ray's energy from entering your soul like a ray of light. He continues to pay it forward every day in his day-to-day interactions to working with fellow athletes like Michael Phelps.
RAY'S WORDS OF WISDOM
"Not having creates a lot. Not having makes you adapt."
"There's glory on the other side of pain, but you gotta to be willing to push through it."
"You're always being watched, even when you don't think you're being watched."
"Karma is the realist thing you'll ever run into in this world. Doing good, treating people right, speaking to people right. It comes in ways you would never imagine."
"BIBLE stands for Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth."
"Laughter is everything for me."
"Never get comfortable."
"Good is fitting in. Great is fitting out."
Ray considers Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life to be a life-changing book.
RAY'S CHARITABLE WORK + PROJECTS
Hope for Henry Foundation (Baltimore) partners with hospitals to help bring laughter, fun, and entertainment to children suffering and recovering from rare diseases. They have helped improve the recovery process and hospital time for over 18,000 children through events, activities, and guest visitors like authors, artists, and celebrities.
A Mother's Cry (Baltimore) Since 2007, and based out of Johns Hopkins Hospital, A Mother's Cry has created events and a support community for families who have lost children to senseless violence. It's a community that provides short and long-term comfort, support, and coping tool to victims and their families.
Ray's Book: I Feel Like Going On: Life, Game, and Glory (2015)
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