I have a great inspiring Chooseday story for you today – I love hearing how people have achieved what they really desire.
This weekend I was in Melbourne to attend the Hay House “I Can Do It” conference. The speakers included Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Doreen Virtue and Sonja Choquette.
I particularly enjoy best-selling author, Wayne Dyer, and have listened to him for many hours in my car. One of my favourite audio’s of his is “There is a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem”.
He has a way of delivering his message that is easy to listen to but still hits you straight between the eyes when necessary.
Wayne was opening the conference on Saturday morning at 9am. He started talking but was clearly in a lot of pain in his back and neck. The week before he’d been taken to hospital in the USA and told not to get in a plane to fly to Australia! He told them he was coming anyway.
He had to leave the stage after about half an hour as he was in such pain. This is the first time in 40 years he’s had to walk off before he’s finished talking. Every time he looked down he simply couldn’t continue. He commented that it’s clearly an indication that he must only look up in life!
A while later, he came back on and spoke for around an hour. I could see his face was getting more red and it was obvious that he was still in pain.
In the audience was a Doctor. He came forward as Wayne went backstage and made sure he was seen by the best specialists in a Melbourne Hospital.
This is where the story gets really fun – I only heard the full story this morning when Leon Nacson, Managing Director of Hay House Australia shared it with us. This is what I heard:
The doctor that came forward had grown up in Sri Lanka. At the age of 17 he had read one of Wayne Dyer’s books and believed that he could do anything he wanted and be anything, no matter what his circumstances.
He believed he could be a doctor so went about achieving this. He qualified as a Doctor and now lives in Melbourne. He has dreamt of meeting Wayne Dyer ever since that first book. Apparently he was asked who he would most like to meet in the world – and his answer was Wayne Dyer.
When he saw Wayne was in distress, he went forward to help him.
He called his sister saying “Can you bring the car round to the front, I have Wayne Dyer with me…. no, really, I actually do…”
His family knew how much he wanted to meet Wayne, and thought he was joking!
I love inspiring stories like this. Someone makes a big impact on your life, alters the course of your entire life – and then you get to meet them and help them later on in time.
As my mother says, life is like a tapestry, with people weaving in and out, then coming back into your life several years later, making a wonderful pattern.
Yesterday, I was leaving the Melbourne Convention Centre and standing waiting for my ride to the airport. Who should come out of the hotel, but Wayne Dyer and this doctor (whose name I heard, but couldn’t spell for you – I’m hoping he will read this blog and let us have his name because I think its such a wonderful story. ) I’m sure there is more to it and would love to hear all about it.
This picture was taken as they were about to go and have dinner with the Doctors family.
Isn’t that an inspiring story?
A great reminder of synchronicity and things happening that you have no control over, but end up being a great result for those involved. I was also very glad to see that Wayne was looking very relaxed and well, and up and about!
What did I get out of this weekend?
- If there is something you really want to be or do, hold onto that and pursue it, no matter what your circumstances. Take the action you need to take, even if you don’t have any guarantee of achieving the big goal, move towards it anyway.
- If there is someone you want to meet, go to where they are speaking or hanging out – and who knows what might happen to get you together with them!
- Life is a tapestry. We never know what will transpire and come together in a beautiful pattern. Even if we can’t see the pattern right now, it’s being made while we enjoy our journey. When you look back you will see the pattern and it will be more beautiful and bigger than you imagined possible.
- Don’t ever give up. Ever. Never ever.
WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO MEET? If you could meet anyone alive, anywhere in the world, who would that be? Please post your comments below!
Enjoy the rest of your Chooseday!
The Connection Coach
Assisting Successful People to Realign their Goals with Passion and Purpose
Tracey Hugkulstone says
We went to school together, I was Tracey Eyssell.
I find your FB posts and blog so interesting.
I have to say I have two people who inspire me.
The first is a dear friend of mine Anita Mendiratta, whom I know from
Unilever days, and who currently runs her own
consulting company focusing on the tourism industry. Google her amazing person.
Secondly the Tolman family also in the tourism and hospitality
Finally I think is she was still alive Anita Roderick from the
Love your blog
Zeeshan Pasha says
awesome!!!!! Love the story and love the way you write Jill.
Thanx for sharing.
Thanks Tracey. Isn’t it amazing how we can reconnect after all these years!
I also admire Anita Roddick especially after reading her book Body and Soul. She simply did what she believed was right and built her business one day at a time. I will google Anita Mendiratta to find out more about her – thanks for sharing.
Have an awesome week!
Thanks Zeeshan. I’ll be writing a Chooseday message every week (sometimes every second week!). Look forward to catching up again soon to hear about your recent successes!
Wendy Morley says
Hi Jill,What an incredible series of events you described regarding Wayne Dyer,the doctor and then your meeting them outside the hotel!Fantastic!!I also was inspired by one of his first books which I bought in the States on my first visit there years ago.I also listen to his tapes in the car!Would love to meet him.