“Just because I can’t do it TODAY, doesn’t mean I’m not going to be able to SOMEDAY” ~ Arthur Boorman
When I began this blog almost a year ago, this video was one of the first things that I came across and shared; it’s the story of Arthur Boorman, a disabled veteran who allowed doctors prognosis and opinions to convince him he’d never walk without crutches again, and that life as he knew it, was basically over. Dissuaded at the thought of such a bleak future, Arthur began eating and eating; and consequently, he wound up gaining (in his own words) “a lot of weight”. And because of this, he slowly, began slumping into a life of constant pain, misery and depression.
Enter Diamond Dallas Page: Three time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, and professional yoga enthusiast: D.D.P. had heard Arthur’s story, and knew he had to find a way to help this broken man find his way back – and that’s exactly what he did, by introducing him to yoga. Once you watch the video below, I promise that you will be amazed, stunned, and above all inspired not just at the transformation Arthur undergoes, but at this unwavering commitment to his goal. Pay special attention to how his attitude shifts from the beginning of the video, to the 2.35 minute mark when he feels an obvious sense of pride, hope and belief in what he’s accomplishing – it’s a very, very inspiring moment, and definitely worth the Kleenex you’ll be reaching for.
I love how this story perfectly illustrates the incredible possibilities that can happen whenever the selflessness of one individual clashes with the courage, desire and tenacity of another; it is truly, truly remarkable. Do you self a favour and watch all of it, even it you aren’t an “exercise” person; because Arthur’s drive, determination and focus is for everyone. I hope you enjoy his story as much as I did, and that it inspires you to try just a little bit harder to achieve something that you too, previously thought wasn’t possible… and if you do feel this way, just remember what Arthur overcame! Point taken!
What do you think of Arthur’s story? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!