Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
I have always been sensitive to the way people deal with perceived suffering as inspiration. My life has been filled with challenges. Born with a disability, I have faced a life of adapting. It was my life, it is my life. With nothing in my experience to compare, I adapted. I crawled instead of walking, I sat on my dad’s shoulders to get from one place to the other until it was time for my first wheelchair at the age of four. I entered the world knowing that to get in and out of almost any place would require adapting – stretching to find ways other than ‘normal’ doorways.
There have been plenty of times when certain opportunities have been difficult to reach but I have always been encouraged to find alternatives. This may look like suffering to the outsider but I choose, each day, to seek out the next way to overcome.
It is a way many people choose. The way of overcoming.
Quote: Helen Keller
Photo: Dimitris Vetsikas
Fly before the wind that lifts you, soaring on wings outstretched to the sun. Do not feel constrained to stand below, afraid to take the risk, but trust in your own imagination, in the wild ideas that others cannot yet see. Let them pull you from the common ground and up to a different horizon, a far vision of what might be if only you can reach it. Already you feel a stirring to do something different. Go with that first breeze and see how far it can take you. You were not born to plod the earth, but to test the limits of the sky that calls you.
And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.
(artist Kinga Britschgi)
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments.
Thich Nhat Han
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