What you say, though, reminds me of another excellent piece of advice that I've followed with some success-- i.e., to seek out and watch riders at shows, etc. who are much better than you are, not the ones that are worse, because your own body will absorb and imitate what you are seeing. (I think that came from Jane Savoie, but not sure). Shortly after reading that, I picked out the best rider I could find at my next show and literally did my best to ride alongside, imitating her in the schooling area, trying to become as much like her as possible. I rode a very nice test afterward-- and was glad to have the opportunity to tell her how she'd helped me.
Although I don't want to beat a dead horse, I think that's why some of us asked why the OP presented a specific moment as "wonderful." We wanted to know which positives he thought we should be looking at.