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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:01 PM

We are so much more than we believe... Watch.

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Reply We are so much more than we believe... Watch. (Original post)
nolabear Nov 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #1
nolabear Nov 2012 #4
japple Nov 2012 #2
ColumbusLib Nov 2012 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #5
nolabear Nov 2012 #8
ohheckyeah Nov 2012 #10
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #11
ohheckyeah Nov 2012 #12
mia Nov 2012 #6
rustydog Nov 2012 #7
nolabear Nov 2012 #9

Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:13 PM

1. My dear nolabear!

Wow! What a great video!

Tears in my eyes...

Our will to overcome our adversities is amazing, and a genuine force to be reckoned with.

Thank you for this incredible video, and his story.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 06:07 PM

4. As a therapist I get examples daily of how people can limit themselves or can overcome.

And how sometimes the definition of "overcome" involves giving up on something dearly held--it might be a habit, a belief, an outrage, a fear, a conviction, myriad things that stand between someone and what they can be. It's usually perfectly understandable, but limiting in ways that cause great misery. This man is awe-inspiring for one thing only, the fact that he kept going in the face of very big obstacles. It takes courage, and as they only sort of showed, it helps a lot to have someone who'll be there for you and not give up on you.

I don't mean at all to imply that any path is simple or that things will always turn out as we'd like. Had he had a different kind of injury he couldn't have done what he did, but one can always do something to make life better. Always. I do believe that, even as I have to remind myself again and again that my barriers are my own!

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:19 PM

2. Thanks for posting this, nolabear. Of course it made

me cry, but it was a good thing!!!

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:27 PM

3. What a great, inspiring video!

Yes, I teared up, too! Wasn't expecting the yoga angle- just terrific.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:19 PM

5. Come on people! This needs 10 recs for the Greatest Page, which it deserves!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:15 PM

8. Thanks Peg. I think so too. There's so much hope here.

Every day we hear stories of outrage and helplessness. I think the idea that there can be hope in the most difficult of situations should be kept in front of people, so that maybe some can grab hold and believe, not necessarily in a miracle of their choosing, but a miracle they can perceive and give birth to.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:39 PM

10. Proud to be rec #10.

Thanks for the video!

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:45 PM

11. Thank you, my dear ohheckyeah!

Now, it'll show on the Greatest Page!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:03 PM

12. You're welcome

dear.

PS Sorry that you are having a rough time and grieving. Friends love their friends in spite of their imperfections and I get that. Take care.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:39 PM

6. K&R!

Thanks for the video!

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:49 PM

7. I have a coworker who has a similar story except he is not getting the help

Ex paratroop, severe back issues. massive weight on a 6-3" frame, can barely walk without a cane, Has missed two months of work. compressed spine, numbing of leg. Hell of a guy, .

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Response to rustydog (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:19 PM

9. I hope he continues to look for it, to be nudgy and to get attention.

He can just start making inquiries about things, you know. If he's in Seattle Bastyr might be of help. Or the yoga schools, or alternative practitioners. Even if someone can't directly help they might point him in good directions.

I wish him luck.

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