Have you been at the end of your rope? Feeling like you are physically not able to keep going? Ever had a trainer or yoga teacher yell “this is why you are here…the next 5 minutes are the most important 5 minutes of the entire hour…I know you can keep up the pace…you will do it…only 4 more minutes before cool down. DO. NOT. SLOW. DOWN”
You believe them because they sound confident, you believe that you can do it, even though your heart is beating so hard it feels like it is going to blast out of your chest. The blood is pumping so hard in your eardrums you almost can’t hear anymore and huge beads of sweat are dripping off of your eyebrows onto your cheeks and sliding into the edge of your mouth or on to the floor into a pool that you are staring at, concentrating on and telling yourself, “don’t stop, you can do it.” The trainer/instructor reminds you that we all have superhuman powers that when we need them, we can accomplish anything, we just have to believe it and do it, our minds are stronger than our bodies. And then we realize, we made it through the 4 minutes that we just moments ago we wondered if we could keep our hearts in our bodies?
Ever have that trainer/instructor say, I know this is the hardest pose (yoga) or hardest lift in the session and suddenly you realize you cannot do it? But the week before you could do it easily, which was before you knew it was the hardest pose/lift.
How about those superhuman parental moments. Your child is in the hospital you somehow got them there (blue lips and all), you blew past “security” telling you you had to check in and then you ignore the gal who doesn’t even look at you or your child but they tell you they need an insurance card, you go through the doors that two people are holding you back from going in, then you see a doctor,and say for the third or fourth time, “HIS LIPS ARE BLUE”, they finally hear you, grab your toddler, they start yelling to the team of doctors and nurses and everyone falls into place, doing each of their emergency jobs, tubes, needles . Three days after being in ICU, no visitors, no crying, no clean clothes, telling your baby and your parents it was all going to be okay and a few days after you get home and are settled you cannot stop crying because it suddenly hits you that the scariest moment of your life just happened and everyone made it out okay?
What is your superhuman power when you need it and do you remember to use it? Is it always natural or do you have to sometimes remind yourself?
Do you wear your Wonder Woman bracelets to deflect the negativity that continues to be in almost every headline news story? Do you use your Steve Austin (Six Million Dollar Man) bionic ears to listen for positive news or maybe an opportunity that is waiting for you to notice?
Share your powers with us, maybe you can help us be creative and use more than one, because we all need them at different times in our lives.