You know that feeling - the one you get in exercise class warm-ups or cool downs, or with certain yoga poses. That feeling of stretching, of being as long and lean and extended as your body can be. Of reaching out and up, expanding in the best way, fully alive from your toes to your finger tips to the top of your head. You are tall. You are invincible. You are alert, and yet you are comfortable.
Some people can inspire that feeling as well. But you're still the one who has to do the reaching, the stretching, the being fully alive, awake and you. You are the one who has to determine not to shrink back when the external operator is no longer there to inspire you.