I have been receiving nudges from the Universe to start my blog and today is the day!
Today’s inspiration (and nudge from the Universe) comes from LifeNews.com, an article titled “Man Awakens After 12 Years in a Vegetative Sate,” Says “I was Aware of Everything””.
This article resonated with me on many levels. The first of which is that he was truly “awake”. Sometimes, we are truly awake, but we’re not sure what to do about it.
The article is about Martin Pistorious, who became seriously ill and was in a vegetative state for 12 years. Martin wrote a book about his experience titled “Ghost Boy”. Here’s what he said about his experience: You don’t really think about anything. You simply exist. It’s a very dark place to find yourself because, in a sense, you are allowing yourself to vanish.
At some level, this is what happens to us as entrepreneurs. Sometimes, when we’re feeling less than inspired, or even when we feel awake, but don’t know what to do about it, we find ourselves in a dark place, or at least not a very bright place, where, if left alone long enough, we start to allow ourselves to vanish. We start staying home more, talking to people less, and the walls start to close in.
Luckily, most of us don’t find comfort in the walls closing in and we “wake up”. But are we fully awake? Are we truly living our potential? If you are, AWESOME! If you know you are not living a life that is worthy of your potential, or if you are not sure that you are, or if you are not sure what your potential is, you may not be taking full advantage of being awake.
Another reason this article really spoke to me is that I have heard of other examples of where it “seemed” the person being cared for (by a caregiver or healing practitioner) was not at all aware of the care being given to them. However, it was later found that this was not true at all. This and the facts I learned that self-care of caretakers and healing practitioners is often next to null, inspired me to help support people who care for others (caregivers, nurses, doctors, spouses, teachers, healing practitioners, and more).
When we work together, our good in the world expands exponentially.