There are so many inspirational stories in our world, if we are willing to just take a moment to look. And to listen.
Everyone has a story.
Tracy was 10 years old when her mother died from breast cancer. Her father, a businessman, spent every moment he could bedside. Eventually, not only did he lose his wife, he lost his business and the resulting income. Emotionally and financially broken, a widower with two children, he remarried within months in order to provide care for his children.
Tracy, devastated with the loss and struggling with the new woman suddenly in her life- new rules, new ways of doing things, new expectations- began eating to fill the hole created. When puberty hit, she discovered bulimia and exercise.
Inspirational stories of overcoming challenges
She began to lose the weight and began discovering healthier ways of coping. Her journey took towards a path of the Divine Feminine and she began to connect again to a greater spirit of woman. She began to reconnect with that loss of mom, nurturing and gentleness.
She began to share inspirational stories from her life to teach other women about the empowerment that surrounds and penetrates each of us when we step out of victimization and into our own being. She began to see the ways she was “numbing” and started to help other women out of their pain by reconnecting them to their bodies as a body, mind and spirit movement practitioner.
Overcoming obstacles is something we all experience, whether it be death, loss, injury, unhealthy or unwise choices, or unfair circumstances. Inspirational stories come out of these challenges and not only make the person experiencing them stronger, but they encourage us to step up to our difficulties and maybe see them in a new light.
Imagine a world of empathy for others
When we take a moment to listen to the inspirational stories of others, we grow in empathy. Areas where we may have held judgments about people or their behavior begin to disappear as we see a bigger picture of where they are coming from. We grow in our understanding and compassion, because we can all relate to loss and struggle.
The Imagine Project is a book of inspirational stories and words of wisdom about real people overcoming challenges. I am currently looking for submissions for a book with the same premise comprised of inspirational stories from children and teens. For more information and to submit a story, please visit www.TheImagineProject.com