Superhero qualities are not merely qualities for those iconic characters we used to read in the comic books as children, or the modern day mainstream movies we watch as adults for entertainment. Superhero qualities reside within all of us, if we so choose to identify with them. Last year I spoke at the TEDxKids@BC Talk in Vancouver called the “Re-Invention of the Modern Day Superhero,” and since then I have been obsessed with superhero “powers.” This basically means, I have been hard at work sourcing out my own quest in life and striving for personal greatness…. and you can too. For mer personally I do this through my RUN4ACAUSE and through my advocacy work in my community.
My RUN4ACAUSE goal is simple: to showcase the direct impact WE can make by empowering our youth to transform their world by mobilizing them to engage in cultural exchange, gain a global perspective, and create and lead social change through the art of SUPERHERO sport and play. Today I wanted to present a couple great articles I have stumbled upon this week and hope that they inspire you, as much as they have me.
Last week I read this amazing post by By Andi Saitowitz, a certified Life Coach from The Adler Institute and I felt I had to share it! This post is a slight deviation from my usual posts regarding corrective movement, fascia stretch and yoga, but it does pertain to my other passion – Superheroes. Okay, not really superheroes, but people in our community who go above and beyond the call of duty to be superhero”like”
“US HUMANS HAVE THESE 7 SUPERPOWERS
Good news! We have a few superpowers that no one can take away from us. That’s right! And just when we thought we had to live much of our precious time in “survival” mode, anxious about the competition, safe-guarding our rights and resources, and breathing on edge each day with the notion that for us to win in this lifetime, the people around us have to lose because there’s simply just not enough to go around.
1. We have the power to make choices in every single situation.
“Faith in yourself. Another word for faith is self-confidence. If you believe in yourself, you have a source of power that is truly awesome. When you have faith in yourself, others have faith in you. They may help you with something that is beyond your ability to do on your own. Self-confidence comes through in everything you say and do, and in the way you hold yourself, like this drawing of Wonder Woman. She is in a reflective moment, but you can see the confidence in her posture and the way she holds her shield.
Bonus power: the ability to believe in yourself when others that you care about don’t see the value in what you’re trying to do, or don’t think you can do it.
How to get this power: When you meditate on your heart, you come into contact with the power of your heart, the flow of emotions within you, and by experiencing deep and intense emotion in the context of sacredness, you come to feel that your heart is larger and more powerful than even the most intense feelings. This gives you great faith in yourself.” – Asatar Bair, June 14 2012
Doesn’t that make you wanna be a superhero?