We all want to be happy and successful. But we usually try to look for the solutions outside of ourselves. A lot of us believe that happiness comes from acquiring external things, relationships, experiences etc. „If only I achieved my goal… Then I would be happy.“ A few of us can really appreciate what we have in the present moment. But if we don’t respect the experiences which exist right now, we also don’t understand or even try to understand them. So we look for quick fixes to get out of our painful situations.
For example, in the past I believed that my disability – being in a wheelchair was a problem. I wished I could walk, hoping for a quick fix. When I saw that my temporary efforts didn’t make a big difference and my mirror image (skinny legs and curvatures of the spine) seemed like a frustrating and decisive harsh reality, I gave up soon and lost my hope. I couldn’t appreciate my situation and accept myself as I was, instead I dreamed of an external solution that would relieve the pain in my life.
Usually when people have health problems, they also look for a quick solution which would let them escape from the situation and not take responsibility for it. It’s easy to just swallow a pill when you have a headache. They will find people who will meet their wants and teach them these quick fixes; and for a short time, solutions may seem to work (symptoms start to disappear). But the underlying condition remains and new problems will eventually rise.
I could have also just pushed harder and tried to force things with willpower or put more effort in looking for miraculous healers or cures, but without a deep change inside, it would’ve been useless. My desperate feelings of resistance would have taken control of me sooner or later. I would’ve experienced many failures and felt even more frustration and disappointment, like losing something precious over and over again.
We Need To Change Our Perspective
What we often fail to realize is that who we are is more important than what we do. It’s the energy behind our actions that truly matters. Ignorance of this causes people to fail.
The way we see the problem is the real problem. We need to change our perspective on things if we want to be successful. We don’t need to give up on our dreams or goals. Our life is full of possibilities, but we need to change the way we see this world.
We have to look much deeper into our hearts. There might be a fundamentally different course we could take.
Albert Einstein said, “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.“ One could argue that our problems are not created by us, but that is just a dead-end. If we want to change our reality, we need to stop being victims and take responsibility for our life.
My disability may seem to be just a random tragedy, but maybe it’s not? Maybe there is a higher meaning behind it? Maybe I created it myself? It’s possible that I’ll never find out what is the absolute truth, but believing in this possibility would definitely affect my way of life.
Even when my accident could’ve been incidental, the way I perceive it makes a total difference to my future. If I were pitying myself and thinking that it’s a curse, I obviously wouldn’t have a lot of chance to start walking and running again, because I wouldn’t believe in myself.
To create true miracles we need a much deeper level of thinking and perceiving things. We need to direct our focus inside ourselves and let go of our egoistic fears and illusions of separation.
Everything starts inside ourselves. We have the power to influence what’s happening around us. If you want to have a good relationship, be the kind of person who is more understanding, empathic and generates positive energy. If you want to be trusted, be trustworthy. If you want to improve your health, be more responsible and respectful to your body. If you want the world to change, be the change.
The Power To Create Miracles
My healing started to take place when I finally accepted myself as I am. When I found the courage to forgive myself and let go. I changed my world thanks to the changes inside.
Becoming able to walk again is not an easy task. It requires a tremendous amount of self-love and willpower. Overcoming that kind of challenge needs total acceptance and peace of mind. We usually think that achieving our goals would make us happy, but it’s actually the happiness which leads us to our full potential.
“The warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does.“ This is a quote from the movie Peaceful Warrior, which had a huge impact on my life. That kind of thinking deeply resonates with me.
After I found the power of my life situation and really became grateful for it, I overcame the illusion of separation and became connected to all what exists. I began to feel happiness and do exercises just for the movements alone. I let go of the attachment to my dreams and discovered the beauty of the present moment where everything is possible and whole.
I truly believe that with the power of the heart I can heal myself, stand in front of all my friends and sing like a star. While I can be happy and joyful wherever I am, I feel that it’s my destiny to create this miracle. Actually it already exists!
Every journey begins with one small step. And the road leading to the destination we truly wish to go is always the most exciting part. I’m happy to share this wonderful journey with you. I hope my story inspires you to take the best out of life and never give up! Recognize the magic of your life and everything will flow!