Sometimes while watching, I find I'm inspired to tears. After all, I feel like an ordinary person who WANTS to offer extraordinary life guidance and assistance to those in need. When I see programs like Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation - helping to teach teens and young adults to accept themselves just the way they are - I feel so small. I want to contribute like that. I want to make a difference too.
On the phone with Gentleman Jack one evening, I cried while trying to tell him how inspiring the Lady Gaga foundation was. He listened and asked why I was crying.
"I want to make a difference like that! I wish it was me inspiring people to do more, to listen to each other, to care for, love and accept each other without judgment."
"My baby..." he began, "if you only saw how many lives you DO touch. You may not have Lady Gaga or Oprah's money but you are no different than they are. They're just doing it on a grander scale because they can."
I told him that what he said reminded me of this quote where the Course says that we have the chance to inspire and BE INSPIRED in every encounter (inspire = with Spirit) with every person:
"When you meet anyone, remember it is a holy encounter. As you see him you will see yourself. As you treat him you will treat yourself. As you think of him you will think of yourself. Never forget this, for in him you will find yourself or lose yourself."
~ A Course in Miracles
He thought for a moment and then continued.
"You know what? I've heard you struggle with this before. I've heard you struggle because people need you so much and it exhausts you. Then I've heard you cry because you want to make a difference. I think you fight your true nature. You can't fight it, baby, you were born to help people."
I had to giggle because... I was born this way....and it took the love of an intuitive man to show me.
Whether life's disabilities
Left you outcast, bullied, or teased
Rejoice and love yourself today
'Cause baby you were born this way
~ Lady Gaga