“Juan” was a 40 something gentleman from the east coast. He was tall, slender, casual in nature, boyish looking and walked with the aid of two titanium walking sticks. His story unfolded one day as we were walking back to the hotel from our afternoon meditation ritual at the
Had Juan chosen to believe the experts’ opinion, his story would have unfolded quite differently. Instead, he chose to step into a story with a different ending - one in which he embodied the qualities of courage, strength, perseverance and faith, rather than those of acceptance and resignation. Juan’s choice worked miracles for him. There is often a thin line between fantasy and reality and we tend to idealize experts as messengers of reality. When we don't accept expert opinions, we can be accused of living in a fantasy world. Juan’s courage led him to his belief that the experts could have their opinion and that he could have a different one. Juan asked himself the question: If it was possible to walk again, what would I need to do? Through his intentional and courageous act of stepping into this question, Juan was led to additional experts who were able to support him in his physical, emotional and spiritual healing.
What are the questions that guide you throughout your life challenges?