Being a Catalyst in Other People’s Lives

Just by being yourself you can bring about so much change in your world. You don’t have to consciously seek to do things that you think might help. Simply being true to yourself and living your joy is such a powerful way of touching other people’s lives.

Inspiration comes from being authentic and allowing your heart to sing. It is so contagious. Originally inspire comes from the Latin – inspirare – which means to breathe into. And the English word SPIRIT derives from this.

That’s a beautiful image for me. Breathing life, breathing spirit into people through being yourself.

I love to inspire. How about you?

Where are you being a catalyst in other people’s lives?

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8 Responses to Being a Catalyst in Other People’s Lives

  1. Fiona, This was yet another beautiful post from you. I’m not sure what’s happening in my life right now but I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by such inspirational people and am so grateful for them. You are a huge part of that. (Many times when I read what you have written, it as if you are speaking directly to me! — Kinda crazy, I know. :-)) This past year (like Louise), I have been truer to myself and more authentic and have found comfort and joy in my purpose (which I believe is helping my brother and others through writing about him). I’m excited about continuing this path because it feels like it is the right one. Thanks, Fiona. You are an inspriation!

    caregiving. family. advocacy.

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Trish, I feel really honoured to be part of the circle of people in your life who are inspiring you right now. I love to inspire and see that as my purpose. And if my work and voice touch you, then I have hit the mark. Thank you so much for sharing this with me and I love being able to accompany you on your journey too as you inspire others. Namaste.

  2. I love the photo (you know me and how much I love to take pictures of flowers!) and the thoughts in this piece Fiona. Having been raised that I was never enough and working my entire adult life on this issue, it is still difficult to see where I inspire, although in my heart I know I do. I know I inspire my son, who is gay, with my work in the gay marriage movement. And when I am being authentic, sharing from my heart with real emotion, that is also when I inspire. And isn’t that just what you are talking about!

    I love that you own your ability to inspire Fiona. It inspires me.

    Susan Berland
    A Picture’s Worth

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      That’s so lovely to hear Susan, thank you. And thank you so much for stopping by and sharing. I certainly have seen you being a huge inspiration in many ways, including the way you bring together members of the online community in ‘real life’. Very powerfully inspiring Susan. So glad I have been able to inspire you, too. xx

  3. Louise Edington says:

    I completely see this happening in my own life since I found my voice and started to live big not small! In the last year I have completely changed ME in that I have let my real light shine rather than stay hidden. Now people tell me all the time that I inspire them. Also others that are living their truth continue to inspire me. It did feel uncomfortable at first to be seen as an inspiration but now I am happy with it as the only thing I’m doing is being me and really living my life. If that inspires others that is awesome and amazing!
    Louise Edington
    Fabulous and Fearless

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Louise, I love that you can take ownership of your own inspirational energy. That’s wonderful. It is indeed awesome and amazing and a very beautiful thing. And by doing this, we can give others permission to do the same. Keep on inspiring . x

  4. Lisa N Valero says:

    I love this post Fiona!
    I am remiss in not having let you know and not having commented – but it has been in my mind this whole week since I read it! As Vesna commented on your FB page “you do it perfectly!”
    I wholeheartedly agree with you – you touch other people’s lives by living your joy, it is definitely contagious, and even better when you are not consciously seeking to help! 🙂
    We seldom realize that we do inspire others becaujse people rarely express it, but the reality is that being true to yourself makes your life filled with joy. When you are filled with joy, it is unavoidable that you touch others with that joy.
    I love to inspire. Have I inspired anyone? I don’t know, I couldn’t say with any certainty. But I do know that I try to be true to myself and true to everyone I come in contact with; and I hope that this contact is a good one. Such a simple thing to do is give a smile – you invariably get a smile back!
    Thank you for a beautiful post Fiona! Most of all, thank you for being such a true inspiration to me! ♥♥♥

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Lisa, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on this. And I wanted to tell you that I find you a huge inspiration to both myself and to others you touch. I love the way you come onto my sites and share your thoughts and love.

      I live and love to inspire and share my being with others. No more and no less. x

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