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Have a Magnificent Day!

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A wonderful story and metaphor:

One day I decided to quit…I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality.  I wanted to quit my life.  I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.

“God”, I said. “Can you give me one good reason not to quit?”  His answer surprised me.  “Look around”, He said.  “Do you see the fern and the bamboo?”  “Yes”, I replied.

“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them.  I gave them light.  I gave them water.  The fern quickly grew from the earth.  Its brilliant green covered the floor.  Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed.  But I did not quit on the bamboo.

In the second year the fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.  And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed.  But I did not quit on the bamboo.

“In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.  But I would not quit.  The same in year four.

“Then in the fifth year, a tiny sprout emerged from the earth.  Compared to the fern, it was seemingly small and insignificant.  But just six months later, the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.

It had spent the five years growing roots.  Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive . I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle.

“Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots?  I would not quit on the bamboo.  I will never quit on you.

“Don’t compare yourself to others.”  He said, “The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern.  Yet they both make the forest beautiful.”  “Your time will come”, God said to me.  “You will rise high.”

“How high should I rise?” I asked.  “How high will the bamboo rise?”  He asked in return.  “As high as it can?  I questioned.”

“Yes.” He said, “Give me glory by rising as high as you can.”

I left the forest, realizing that God will never give up on me.  And He will never give up on you.

(Author unknown)

Have a wonderful and prosperous day!

smiles,
🙂 Lee
The MEGA Coach

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Keep Looking Up!

 

A wise man shared with me, “Sometimes God puts you on your back so you can look up.”

At times, life can show up with challenges.  The key is how to receive it – do we allow it, accept it and welcome it as the next thing to learn and experience?  Or do we resist it?

Huge advances in technology and changes and volatility in the world economy have transformed the environment we live in.  Climate change is real and we are experiencing it.

People spend a great deal of time on their cell phones, mobile devices and computers, texting and emailing.  Communication is radically different than ten years ago.  Life is radically different.  Yet the key principles never change.  They are constant and dependable.  As we give, so we receive.

People find themselves being forced to look up because they are on their backs.  The challenges may be spiritual, mental, emotional or physical.  It may concern health, family, personal relationships, work or career.

No one on planet earth gets a free ride without trials and tribulations.  We each come here to learn important lessons and to grow.  We all have our cross to bear.  We can resist, complain and do it our way or let go and go with the flow of life and infinite intelligence.

One thing for certain, challenges and problems reveal a person’s true character.  It is easy to be kind and generous in good times, when everything is going our way.  It is even more important to follow proper principles when we are on our backs, dealing with challenges.

Can you find a smile or a kind word or deed for others at your toughest times?
How do you treat yourself during challenging times?

Love and kindness touch our souls and make a difference in our lives.  It is the love and kindness we take with us when we leave this earth.  Love and kindness light the way and empower us to transcend the most difficult challenges to achieve our greatest good.

No matter what the challenge, there is always love and hope.
We may be flat on our back – and still there is a way to love, peace and freedom.

It is within our hearts.
We have so much to be thankful for.

blessings,
🙂 Lee
The MEGA Coach

 

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Water-Lilies by Louise Docker

 

From Roy Eugene Davis, Studies in Truth
January 2015 issue:

Have Progressive Spiritual Growth While Skillfully Performing Duties and Accomplishing Purposes of Value

“Knowing we will be on this planet for only a few decades, we should think about why we are here and what we should do to prepare for what is next.  To delay or avoid nurturing spiritual growth by allowing attention to be distracted from important matters and neglecting metaphysical studies and meditation practice is a mistake.  Accurate knowledge of higher realities enables us to think rationally and live effectively.  Self-knowledge enables us to overcome or transcend all limitations.”

“There is a fundamental purpose of our lives.  To know it, we must understand where life comes from and where it is going, look beyond our immediate goals to what we ultimately want to accomplish and consider life’s highest potential for development.”
Paramahansa Yogananda

smiles,
🙂 Lee
The MEGA Coach

 

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Awaken

 

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world.  Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”
Patanjali

 

Being present and living from our heart and essence is an incredible path and journey.  Most people go through life sleep walking and thinking they are mere human beings, actualizing a small portion of their potential.  We are much, much more.

We are spiritual beings created in the image of God with co-creative abilities.  There are infinite possibilities for each of us.  We have unlimited potential every moment.  We have the freedom of choice to focus our attention, energy and resources on whatever we choose.

We can be, do and have whatever we want in life.

What is your vision and purpose for your health, relationships and career?
What is your highest potential and greatest contribution?
Do you meditate and find the highest expression of your natural essence?
Do you have a conscious relationship with the Divine?

Health, Wealth, Love & Perfect Self-Expression!

smiles,
🙂 Lee
The MEGA Coach

 

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