Monday, June 6, 2011

Overcoming Lifes Obstacles

     For even the healthiest life can be extremely tough.  It seems at one point or another we are all faced with circumstances that influence and interrupt our happiness.  It doesn’t have to be an illness. It could be dealing with a troubled child or ill parent or financial burden.  I am lucky that I know what my nemesis is.  Others may never really have the chance to pinpoint theirs.  Personally I struggle with finding that balance between physicality and emotional happiness.  Days when I feel well physically the emotional part follows suit, unfortunately though it's not vice versa.  I admire those out there, and there are numerous, that can overcome the unpleasantness of physical dysfunction and consistently deliver emotional stability.  Nick Vujicic is a perfect example of this.
     Nicholas James Vujicic (born 4 December 1982) is a preacher and motivational speaker. He was born with a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs. He struggled as a child, eventually came to terms with his disability and started his own non-profit organization Life Without Limbs – at age seventeen. He is widely known as a motivational speaker, giving talks worldwide on life with a disability, hope, and finding meaning in life. 
     It’s easy to find so many preaching the art of mindfulness and the ability to be present, but practicing it is another matter.  This matter I struggle with on a daily basis.  It really takes a lot of practice, faith, hope and soul searching to find that comfort zone.  Fortunately I have such an amazing support staff of family and friends; otherwise I cannot imagine what difficulty it would be to cope without it.  Nick has been able to find his zone through his faith and family support as well.  This man is a true inspiration.  If you havent ever heard of Nick I encourage you to take a lesson from him, his strength is tremendous in many ways.