When the doctors told the great musician Pablo Casals, that he will have to be on bed-rest for the rest of his life…
The great musician Pablo Casals’ health kept on deteriorating till the extent that he was unable to even stand up on his own. When numerous doctors and specialists were consulted, they concluded that Pablo was suffering from a rare bone disorder that was not curable and Pablo would have to be on bed-rest for the remaining years of his life. Pablo asked one of the doctors, “I cannot even play the piano?”
The doctor replied, “How can you even think of playing the piano when you need help to get out from your bed?”
Everyone had accepted defeat and thought that Pablo will never be able to lead his life normally from then on. The doctors said nothing could be done to cure him. Even Pablo himself was upset over the fact that he would have to be on bed-rest forever but later, he thought that music is his life and till he was breathing, he could not leave his passion.
One morning, Pablo woke up and as per routine; his wife helped him to sit up on the bed. Pablo asked his wife to take him to the room where the piano was. His wife said, “The doctors have told you Pablo, that it is impossible for you to play the piano again! Have you forgotten that your fingers have bent and you cannot move your hands and legs?”
But Pablo was adamant. His wife sensed his firm will and took him the room where the piano was, after a lot of struggle. Pablo sat in front of the piano and tried to straighten his fingers. His wife was shocked to see that slowly, Pablo’s fingers were straightening up! His waist and back were also becoming straight, along with his fingers. It was miraculous to see how his fingers moved on the keys of the piano – Pablo succeeded in playing the piano in spite of his health condition! As he played the piano, the room filled with melodious music and Pablo’s entire body was returning back to its original form!
After playing the piano for a long time, Pablo stood up and starting walking on his own. He went outside his house, took a long walk and came back. Ever since that day, even though he had to take help from his wife to get out of the bed in the morning, but as soon as he began playing the piano, his illness used to simply vanish! Then he could even walk on his own.
Pablo made the impossible, possible. He proved that with will, you can achieve simply anything!