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What Inspires You?
Caprice_WebMD_Staff posted:
Are you watching the Games in London? Sometimes stories are shared there of athletes who have overcome significant injury — including one cyclist from Australia who had a broken neck a few years ago — and that got me to wondering… do stories like that inspire you? What does inspire you?
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. ~Joseph Campbell
georgia888 responded:
Hello Caprice,
I find I go through a variety of emotions while watching the Olympics. Prior to the onset of Fibromyalgia soon followed by the painful symptoms of Osteoarthritis, I was a daily jogger/power walker. I've always been active & although it's much harder to be these days, I continue to go for daily swims & move around as much as possible.

Of course we all see the Olympian's bodies powered up like machines however, I am truly inspired by the mental process responsible for those machines moving as they do. The mind is a powerful thing & we are in full control of our minds.

True inspiration was felt when watching the Australian runner (name escapes me) who had prosthetic lower legs. WOW!

Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to georgia888's response:
I'm with you, Georgia... whether it's an Olympian or someone in my life coping with pain or other health issues yet persevering despite that, it's their mental conviction that really impresses me.

Good for you for doing all you can to persevere!
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. ~Joseph Campbell

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