¸.•*★ Amy Purdy talks about the power of imagination. She explains how our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by the choices we make. Imagination allows us to break down borders, to move beyond our circumstances, to create and constantly progress.
¸.•*★ I was so touched by Amy’s message that I had to share it here on, “Inspiring Greatness” because that is what this young woman does in her talk. She is such an inspiration. Enjoy.
¸.•*★ Feel free to leave a comment on the video or an inspirational story you have to share…
✿This story reflects the choices that we are also faced with in life.✿
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✿ “Once, in a little pond, in the muddy water under the lily pads, there lived a little water beetle in a community of water beetles. Once in a while, sadness would come to the community when one of their fellow beetles would climb the stem of a lily pad and would never be seen again. They knew when this happened; their friend was dead, gone forever.
✿ Then, one day, one little water beetle felt an irresistible urge to climb up that stem. However, she was determined that she would not leave forever. She would come back and tell her friends what she had found at the top. When she reached the top and climbed out of the water onto the surface of the lily pad, she was so tired, and the sun felt so warm, that she decided she must take a nap.
✿ As she slept, her body changed and when she woke up, she had turned into a beautiful blue-tailed dragonfly with broad wings and a slender body designed for flying. So fly she did! And, as she soared she saw the beauty of whole new world and a far superior way of life to what she had never known existed.
✿ Then she remembered her beetle friends and how they were thinking by now she was dead. She wanted to go back to tell them, and explain to them that she was now more alive than she had ever been before. Her life had been fulfilled rather than ended. But her new body would not go down into the water. She could not get back to tell her friends the good news.
✿ Then she understood that their time would come, when they, too, would know what she knew. So, she raised her wings and flew off into her joyous new life!”
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When you think of things that directly influence you in regards to ability in anything, what crosses your mind? You will probably be one of many to guess health related topics or how well you organize yourself. One extremely intrusive phenomenon you are very likely to ignore is your choice of words. I would be willing to wager that you, like many, have never considered how words truly impact your outlook on things as well as your ability to accomplish goals.
You do not need to be a psychiatrist or even a psychology major to see and realize the effects your subconscious has on your daily life. Do you remember a story during your childhood called, “The Little Engine That Could”? If not, here is the story in a nutshell; an engine was presented with numerous challenges and difficulties, yet he had a mission he deeply wanted to accomplish. The “Little Engine” believed whole-heartedly in his abilities, repeating a mantra consisting of: “I think I can”. The Little Engine succeeded in his mission by remaining constant in nurturing his inner belief system. Let us add an alteration to the story; we will call it “the Little Engine who couldn’t”. Imagine the Little Engine seeing a challenge ahead and saying to himself “there is no way I could even think about that!” He would either probably give in immediately or eventually fail down the road after seeing nothing but impossible obstacles. An easy to realize outcome, wouldn’t you agree?
Facing challenges in life is inevitable. This realization is true in your family life, with friends and very much so in your business and continuing education. Your challenge could be as simple as loosing those five extra pounds as your physician recommended. Maybe your challenge is calling a hot lead or prospect. Cold calls are tough and if you let anxiety dictate the outcome of your conversation, or prevent you from making the call, you have lost a potential client or business partner. You allow your thoughts to erase any potential successes you could be enjoying. Did you know that you can choose the “Little Engine” you are? How do you talk to or embrace yourself? Do you affirm and expect to overcome an obstacle standing in your way? Are you excited as you fully know you will have a positive and desirable outcome? Reminding yourself you can do something, instead of sabotaging yourself through self-criticism, is as, if not more significant in life than any other environmental or self inflicted influence.
In ending, I have a thought for you to ponder, have you ever seen a child who was told they cannot do something? What does that child usually do? They try to prove you wrong most of the time. They initiate the effort and quite often are able to say, “I told you so”. They show motivation and determination in word and action. How you speak to yourself could be said to be so simple. Literally catch yourself every time you find yourself bringing down yourself or an outcome before you can begin it. Notice the thought and thank it for sharing. Diffuse it so that you can accomplish that which you desire and believe in yourself and your abilities. Our pre-programmed thoughts can be transformed, one thought at a time. And remember, “If you think you can, you can!”
We were all born with an abundance of gifts, talents and abilities. For many reasons, we forget to freely and openly share the gifts of Spirit with family, friends and people in your community. Our lives seem to have accelerated and are to busy for our own good. We miss out on the simple things in life, that REALLY count.
Just as we cultivate our spiritual relationship and practice, we can also cultivate, nurture and deepen our connections with others. This, is a part of our spiritual path and and life journey.
In the many networks of people we know and connect or work with, we have abundant opportunities to give of ourselves spiritually….to show love, compassion and understanding. There are many children and adults people who might need or appreciate our patience, gentleness, acceptance, encouragement, support, generosity and more. These gifts have been given to us freely, and we are blessed as we share them with others.
Starting today, who will you reach out to with your gifts? How might you do this? What actions might you take?
When and how will you offer love, compassion, tenderness… Whose lives will you touch in a simple or profound way? The love we share, is always returned in some way or another. There is an abundance of love in this world of ours. Blessings abound everywhere.
Together we can help mend hearts and broken spirits; inspire and and encourage those with less confidence and empower each other to our greatness and magnificence, one person, one child at a time at a time.