To Feel Good And Find Your Bliss, Do Not Hesitate To Be Inspired By People In Your Life
“The thing I remember best about successful people I’ve met all through the years is their obvious delight in what they’re doing…and it seems to have very little to do with worldly success. They just love what they’re doing, and they love it in front of others.”
Find people to inspire you. Anyone who inspires you most likely vibrates energetically at a higher level which, in turn, enables you to feel good. My patients inspire me every day that I am privileged to sit and be with them. Because they choose to come to me, often when they are in great pain or experiencing a sense of loss (either of which often impairs their daily functions), they are actually demonstrating courage and strength just by choosing to come to see me. I watch these exquisite beings working so diligently to recover their souls and their identities.
One patient recently had been in an accident in which a car hit him while he was riding his bike, causing (miraculously) only mild injuries, but clearly having also created a shift in consciousness, due to the trauma. About a week after the accident, he sat in my office sharing with me the most eloquent writing that expressed his feelings. He viewed his accident as a significant turning point in his life, one that he felt had transformed him. He spoke with great wisdom, deepened understanding and a greater sense of maturity. I was inspired by the manner in which he had found such powerful meaning in an event which, for others, would probably have been viewed quite differently.
My cancer patients inspire me in so many ways. One patient I had been working with, on and off for years, came back to see me during the weeks leading up to her death. It became immediately apparent to me that the illness had brought about an amazing personal transformation in her. This very loving, kind, compassionate and upbeat woman had accepted her cancer and her life.
She had actually claimed her power – something she had never been able to do up to that point. For the first time in her life, she spoke with calmness, peacefulness, complete love for herself and others and great self-confidence. She was no longer afraid of standing up for what she knew to be right and just. I was moved and inspired by her courage, power and stunning ability to assert herself in ways she could not previously do.
Her family, friends and doctors were inspired by the manner in which she approached her own death. Because she was not afraid of death, neither was her family. The manner in which she chose to die enabled her family to handle her death with a greater sense of peace and equanimity than would have been the case if she had handled it any other way.
Another patient has heroically handled her challenge of a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. I am extremely inspired by her choosing to view her MS as a teacher of many lessons. Her determination to persist in holding onto her vision of well-being and being able to continue to live her life with good quality has enabled her to continue playing her beloved music (which is inspirational for her) and has enabled her to walk without the canes she once thought she would always need. She is a magnificent role model of hope, perseverance and great wisdom for all of us.
Your well-being and your bliss can be engendered by being conscious and aware of aligning with those who move and inspire you. It is all about feeling good because when you are inspired and feeling good, you know you are connected to your own soul, to your Source and to All There Is. Choose to be inspired and bliss will be yours!
“When I think of Robert Frost’s poems, like ‘The Road Not Taken,’ I feel the support of someone who is on my side, who understands what life’s choices are like, someone who says, ‘I’ve been there, and it’s okay to go on.’”
Susan Barbara Apollon
©2009 Susan Barbara Apollon