Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

You Can Do Anything

Everyone needs someone to believe in them. And here is one adorable, mind young girl who sees no limits on your potential.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Dig Deep Like Peggy Fleming

Peggy Fleming for Radiation Cream and Healing EczemaWhen she was just 10 years old, Peggy Fleming discovered something that she credits with helping to send her to the Olympics. She was sent off to the Pacific Coast Championship for figure skating in Los Angeles with the adoration and support from her friends and community. Once there, she wholly expected to take home the trophy.

When it was her turn to skate, she floated around the ice, thoroughly and easily enjoying herself. Soon, the results came in and Peggy was shocked to discover she had finished in last place. On the ride home, she dug deep and realized that the truth was that she hadn’t skated her best. She had lost track of the reason she was at the competition in the first place.

In an article she wrote for Guideposts, Peggy shares what she learned:

I knew that only one person had beaten me that day—myself…

I’ve heard that we humans use only about one one-hundredth of our potential brain power…What a tremendous reservoir of power awaits us, if we’d just tap into it!

Yet I know how difficult this can be. When I trained for the Olympics, I’d grind out the same 69 figures over and over, eight hours a day, six days a week. A skater must do five figures for the Olympics, but you aren’t told until the last minute which figures these will be. So you must have all 69 down pat.

Often in the middle of practicing a figure, the other Peggy Fleming would whisper, “Good enough—why strain yourself?” And then I’d remember my lesson at Los Angeles.

We all face the same personal barrier in our everyday lives—call it inertia, boredom or just plain coasting. If we don’t throw our hearts past it, we’ll never reach our full potential.

Each one of us has the potential to be great, to do great things. And when we discover something that’s really important to us, then the extra effort that’s required of us is one of the most worthwhile investments we can make.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Every Day Is a New Day

You never know what life will bring you today. No matter what happened yesterday, or the day before, or the week before, or last year…this day, this moment is brand new. You could meet someone who will change your life. You could hear news that will calm your soul. You could discover something about yourself that will change forever the way you see the world. Try to let go of the belief that nothing will ever change or that you’re stuck in uncomfortable situations…see if you can lift your chin and open your heart. Every day is a new day.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Let Yourself Grieve

Grieving is a natural process and many of us don’t allow ourselves to do it enough. Because life is constantly changing, we are sunsetoften leaving behind people or circumstances that were once very important to us. If we have been diagnosed with an illness, we may need to grieve the life that came before. We may feel sad about losing a sense of invulnerability or easy peace of mind. We may have to change the way we relate with others. Our bodies might never be the same, or perhaps recovery will help us feel better than ever, but we may have to say goodbye to our old lifestyle and way of relating with our physical form.

The trouble with denying our grief or stuffing it down, is that it never has a chance to wash through us and leave us clear and open to new, positive experiences. You may need to cry, sleep more, mope around for a day or two, or just talk to friends about your loss. But consider your grief real and legitimate – no matter what the perceived loss is. Allowing yourself to be real about how it feels to let go will bring you greater support and an internal sense of comfort about whatever changes you have been going through.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

How To Live with Wholeheartedness

This video is a must-see. Whether you’re on a healing journey or not, give yourself the gift of watching this 20 minute video. It’s wonderfully entertaining and could change your life.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Melodies of the Human Spirit

Every once in a while we meet someone who has been through extreme challenges in their lives, yet they seem to be affected in a positive way that helps them enjoy life more and bring so much light to others. Alice Herz-Sommer, a concert pianist and holocaust survivor, is one of those people.

At 106 years old, perhaps it is her passion for music that keeps her going and allows everything else it’s proper perspective. May we all be so blessed to discover what we love, and to use it as a resource for comfort, inspiration and courage.

*NOTE: The original video included with this post has been removed from YouTube. The above was added as a replacement and is part 1 of 2 segments from an interview with Alice on BBC Radio. Part 2 can be found here.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Life Works from the Center

When we’re going through a challenge, cheap it can be very easy to abdicate our power. We might let others make decisions for Jeans Cream Roseus or go with the flow because it’s easier than making waves. We might go into our heads and try to make decisions based on logical thinking. But while these are all understandable tendencies, ambulance we will usually find that our life works better if we take a step back and get centered. We can meditate, prostate go to the gym, step out for a hike, or just take even five minutes alone to breathe and feel our own energy uninfluenced by others. When we regain a sense of our centers, we will be in a much better place to make the best choices for our own lives. And when we do that, things in our life seem to fall into place much more gracefully.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Look for the Opportunities

We can’t go back and change all that has happened to bring us to where we are today. But we can take an honest look at where we sunrisefind ourselves now, and begin taking every possible gift and blessing that is available to us. No matter what our health challenges may be, there are opportunities here and now for us to create a better life for ourselves in terms of deepening our relationships with ourselves, with our spiritual support (if we have it), and with others. There are possibilities for changing the way we look at and interact with our bodies. We may find new paths appearing for our career, our lifestyle or our creative endeavors.

While you are facing the day-to-day realities of living and healing your body, keep an eye out for new opportunities. You may find more goodness than you ever would have imagined.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

5th Grader’s Sing Beyonce’s “Halo”

This is one of the most heavenly experiences we’ve had in a while. These little angels from the PS22 Chorus could probably lift our hearts no matter what was happening in our lives. Prepare to be transported.

Monday, August 16, 2010

You Are Powerful

Life challenges can sometimes put us in a place of feeling weak and afraid. And while it’s perfectly human to feel this way, try Powerful Healing Sunsometimes we completely forget how much power we actually do have. We may forget that at any time, discount we have the power to influence our lives and our experiences. We may forget that we have the power to choose who we spend time with and who we avoid…..that we are able to determine what meaning an experience will have for us….that we are in charge of how we regard and treat our bodies….that with every choice, we can respect or disrespect ourselves….that we can begin healing broken relationships or let them fall away….that we can make a commitment to laughing more….that we can decide right here and now to truly, truly love ourselves—and if we don’t know what that really means, we can decide to begin learning. No matter what is happening around us, and no matter what illness our bodies may be fighting, we have to remember how very powerful we are.