An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer of his plans to leave the house-building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire. They could get by.
The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.
When the carpenter finished his work the employer came to inspect the house. He handed the front-door key to the carpenter. “This is your house,” he said, “my gift to you.” The carpenter was shocked! What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently.
So it is with us. We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less than our best into the building. Then with shock we realize we have to live in the house we have built. If we could do it over, we’d do it much differently. But we cannot go back.
You are the carpenter. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board, erect a wall. “Life is a do-it-yourself project,” someone has said. Your attitudes and the choices you make today, build the “house” you live in tomorrow. Build wisely!
The MEGA Coach
“He who has health has hope, he who has hope has everything.”
“Know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”
8 out of 10 Americans over 25 are obese or overweight.
1 out of every 2 Americans die from Heart Disease, Cancer, or Stroke and being overweight significantly increases this risk.
USA Obesity Rates Reach Epidemic Proportions
The US ranks #1 in Obesity in the world. 78% of American’s do not meet the basic activity level recommendations. Obesity is the #2 cause of preventable death in the United States.
Being overweight or obese increases the risk of: Breast cancer, Coronary heart disease, Type II diabetes, Sleep apnea, Gallbladder disease, Osteoarthritis, Colon cancer, Hypertension and Stroke.
Total Prevalence of Diabetes
25.8 million children and adults in the United States – 8.3% of the US has diabetes – that’s more people than the entire state of Texas! 79 million people prediabetes. 1 out of 3 Americans at high risk for type II diabetes.
Current trends in the United States:
The United States spends over 15 cents out of every dollar of its GNP on Health Care. 40 million Americans are 65 or older and 72 million will be 65 by 2030. 89 million will be 65 by 2050, more than double our current senior population.
Take Effective Action:
1) YOU are the actual solution – YOU control your own destiny.
2) Treating symptoms in a world of cause and effect is insanity; it’s like putting a band aid on an open artery.
3) Principles dictate every outcome in your life, you need to understand the principles behind disease and true health.
4) To succeed in being healthy you must be totally responsible, committed and do what it takes to create true health in your body every day.
People are living longer and the reality is that you probably will too. What level of health do you want for your life? Will you experience the pain and cost of poor health, medical care, surgery and debilitating old age or the joy of increased energy, vitality, flexibility and good health?
QUALITY IN = QUALITY OUT!
1) Your body and brain is 70% water, drink lots of water.
2) Go Green! Eat 70% of your daily meals of alkaline, water rich foods, veggies, salads, fruits & live food that have a lot of water content.
3) Exercise and lose weight – start rebounding on a mini-trampoline, walk or swim.
4) Eat anything you want once a week – as a reward for eating healthy every day have one free meal once a week.
The reason you want to be healthy determines every choice you make and everything you do. Your reason why must compel you to follow healthy principles and take action. Reprogram your mind and subconscious and empower yourself to live a healthy lifestyle.
Develop self-discipline, definite values and clear goals and take consistent healthy action every day. You can do it!
You can be healthy and thrive by eating nutritious foods and exercising.
Live long & prosper!
The MEGA Coach
“You will never become great until your own thoughts make you great, and therefore it is of the first importance that you should THINK. You will never do great things in the external world until you think great things in the internal world; and you will never think great things until you think about truth. To think great things you must be absolutely sincere; and to be sincere you must know that your intentions are right. Insincere or false thinking is never great, regardless of how logical and brilliant it may be.
Think about the way you are doing things; about all your intentions, purposes, and practices until you know that they are right. Anyone can accept the proposition in a superficial way, but to feel and realize a vital comprehension of it is another matter. It is easy to think of going outside yourself to meet God, but it is not so easy to think going inside yourself to meet God. You will find God is there, and in the scared center of your own soul you may meet Him face to face.
It is a tremendous thing, this fact that all you need is already within you; that you do not have to consider how to get the power to do what you want to do or to make yourself what you want to be. You have only to consider how to use the power you already have in the right way. And there is nothing to do but to begin. Use your perception of truth today, live fully up to that and you will see more truth tomorrow.”
It is an inner journey to discover and manifest the greatness that is you.
It starts within you and it starts now.
The MEGA Coach
Beholding the One in All, by Paramahansa Yogananda 1949
“He is the cleverest, who finds God,
He is the cleverest, who gives the time to find God,
He is the cleverest, who finds that supreme happiness within,
You can stand unshaken amidst the crash of breaking worlds,
He’s whose peace, the riches of peace, cannot be taken away by all the robbers of circumstances and trials.
I see the whole world as movies. It was the light that had created the villain and the light had created the hero. The villain is created so that you don’t become the villain, and that you love the hero. If you become the villain your throat has to be cut. Do not become the villain or evil. Taste the Honey of Goodness. And now you see that there is no villain, no hero. They are both pictures of my light beam.
After getting away from the villain and evil or tasting poison honey, taste the Honey of Goodness and then come into the beam of light. And you will realize that all this world, which you see as terrible wars and trouble is nothing but a picture show, a cosmic motion picture show in the sky.
You cannot be violated or harmed by stones, not bombs, not machine guns, not Atomic bombs, remember the best shelter is in the silence of your soul. If you can develop that silence, nothing in the world can touch you – nothing in the world. And you can say, having which, no other gain becomes greater.
Then you can stand unshaken amidst the crash of breaking worlds. Then you are not in any way touched by cold and heat, pleasure and pain. As soon as you are touched by these you are in the movie. God is everywhere.
Everything is happening in our thoughts. That Great Power of God is present in every thought. If you realize this, you will realize the Infiniteness of God and the Kindness of God and the Love of God. He has one thing in mind, he has thrown out from his beam – the villain and the good and he wants to bring them back and make them one with the beam.
Thank you for all you kindness with the Love of God, I love you all. Give it to him. Whatever you do, give your light to him and you will find him all the time with you. He who watcheth me always I watch him always, to the flowers and stars and human beings. He never loses sight of me nor I lose sight of him.”
Paramahansa Yogananda came to the US in the 1920’s to share meditation and Kriya Yoga. His book, Autobiography of a Yogi, is one of the most read spiritual books around the world. Yogananda shared his love of God and was one of the highest masters to walk the earth over the last 100 years. Roy Eugene Davis is one of the remaining direct disciples of Yogananda. The teachings and truth they share can bring you close to God and to discover a peace and joy that passeth all understanding.
Self Realization Fellowship
Center for Spiritual Awareness
The MEGA Coach
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