It's easy to forget that we are all perfect in our own design. Sometimes we muck it up with habits and choices that do not serve us.
My transformational awareness journey began at age twenty when I broke my neck in gymnastics, was paralyzed and told I wasn’t going to recover. Completely recovering from my accident caused me to look at my life from a whole new perspective. Writing my book “Broken To Brilliant” allowed me to connect the dots (experiences) to develop a new perspective on why my life unfolded the way it did. More importantly, it exposed the truth of what really happened, versus the stories I told myself to make sense of my life. The things our minds make up to make us feel safe. All of our experiences and life stories have shaped us. How we interpret and give meaning to those stories forms the beliefs of who we think we are and what we’re capable of. Having an awareness of our stories is the first step in creating change in our lives.
Often, we believe that things in life, like this horrendous accident of mine, happen to us. I now believe life happens for us.
If you could gain a new awareness, a new perspective of your experiences and begin to uncover the potential gift in each one of them, how would your life be different? Having a new perspective could give you a whole new outlook on your life and a better understanding that ‘everything happens for a reason’.
It might sound crazy, but I’ve always said breaking my neck was one of the best things that ever happened to me. The injury was devastating but it caused me to have a new found thirst for knowledge about how to train more effectively. The accident gifted me the inspiration to develop a training program that developed total body awareness in my athletes. This kept them from having a devastating accident and made them extremely successful. The success of my athletes created an opportunity for me and I was asked to be on the USA Coaching staff. This allowed me to travel all over the world with the USA team. More importantly it allowed me to have a very successful gymnastics school and do what I love for a living.
I truly believe my injury forced me to look at things differently. Gaining a new perspective caused a compound effect. It allowed me to see the gift in a traumatic, devastating accident and enabled me to create an amazing life that I could never have imagined for myself.
I’d like you to consider, ‘what if many of the so-called bad things that happened to you in your life, were actually the catalysts that created all the good things in your life? What if there is no good or bad? What if all of our perceptions of who we think we are and what we’re capable of doing, are just skewed perceptions of our own minds?’
I know that discovering the real truth by connecting the dots of your life will be life changing. I’m living proof of that fact.
Lack of awareness is what caused my accident. Lack of awareness of our unconscious beliefs is what is holding us back from following our dreams, creating the life we desire, and reaching our full potential.
We all have the capacity to create the so-called impossible in our lives, simply by becoming aware, gaining a new perspective and uncovering the gift in why things happened the way they did.
By looking at the experiences in your life and connecting the dots for yourself to reveal the truth and finding the gift, instead of your story of what happened, your life will be transformed.
My invitation to you is to sit down with a piece of paper and a pen (or computer) and write down one or two experiences that you labeled as bad or horrendous. Think about how you have grown or what you learned from that experience and the gifts that you gained from that experience. This will give you a new perspective which will allow your mind to see and realize new possibilities.
This new found awareness will allow you to do the so called impossible and create the life of your dreams. Please message me at my website https://garybuckmann.com/ , I want to hear about your transformational journey.
If you want to read more about my story of breaking my neck and healing myself with the power of my mind. You can purchase my book at the link below.
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