You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight. --Elizabeth Gilbert

Hitting Rock Bottom & Learning to Truly Live

Hitting Rock Bottom & Learning to Truly Live

Apr 15, 2013-- "Have you ever thought to yourself how amazing it is the way we control our body? We don't even have to think about it, we just do it. On the other hand, what if things were different? Imagine not being able to take a step, let alone stand." Vik Shivdasani has done more than just imagine that reality. At 22, a tragic fall from a third-floor balcony left him paralyzed waist down. For years he struggled with the shattered remains of his dreams -- until there came a breakthrough insight: "When you hit rock bottom, you have 2 choices -- to live or to die." Vik chose life. Five years after his accident he went skydiving, "To fall consciously this time." Today he is a budding stand-up comedian pursuing a new set of dreams. Read more about how this inspired young man came to decode life's "blessings in disguise." (12944 reads)


Read Full Story
What's your reaction? inspiring fascinating courageous hopeful
Take ActionSend a note of appreciation to Vik for finding the beauty in life and for being an inspiration to others. [more]



Quote Bulletin


Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius Antonius

Search by keyword: Happiness, Wisdom, Work, Science, Technology, Meditation, Joy, Love, Success, Education, Relationships, Life
Contribute To      
Upcoming Stories      

Subscribe to DailyGood

We've sent daily emails for over 16 years, without any ads. Join a community of 247,579 by entering your email below.

  • Email:
Subscribe Unsubscribe?


Trending DailyGoods Jan 21: I Wish My Teacher Knew... (7,312 reads) Jan 7: Why Singing in a Choir Makes You Happier (7,119 reads) Jan 11: Orion's 25 Most-Read Articles of the Decade (5,813 reads) Jan 9: Erich Fromm's Six Rules of Listening (11,820 reads) Jan 8: One Love (5,640 reads)

More ...