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Carrots, Eggs or Coffee – What Are You?

posted by The MEGA Coach

 

A wonderful metaphor:

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her.
She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling.  It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen.  She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire.  
Soon the pots came to boil.  In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans.  She let them sit and boil, without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes, she turned off the burners. She fished out the carrots and placed them in a bowl.   She pulled out the eggs and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled out the coffee and placed it in a bowl.  Turning to her daughter, she asked, “Tell me what you see.”

“Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft.  The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it.  After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. 

Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee.  The daughter smiled as she tasted its richness and savored its aroma.  The daughter then asked, “What does it mean, mother?”

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity — boiling water.  Each reacted differently.

The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting.  However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.

The egg had been fragile.  Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened.

The ground coffee beans were unique, however.  After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

“Which are you?” she asked her daughter.  “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond?  Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?”

Think of this: Which am I? 
Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? 
Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff?  Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain.  When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor.  If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst; you become even better and change the situation around you.

When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level?

How do you handle adversity?  Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?

The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of things that come their way.

Have an awesome day and know that someone is thinking about you!

smiles,
:) Lee
The Mega Coach

 

Color Your World – Live the Life You Have Imagined!

posted by The MEGA Coach

Cultural Conditioning:
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What job do you want?
Where do you want to live?

Actualizing Your Full Potential:
Why are you here?

What is your higher purpose for being on this earth?
How can you transform yourself and your world?

You have freedom of choice for your life.
You are blessed with co-creative ability and created in the image of God.
You can be, do and have whatever you want.
Do you have the courage and desire to live from this place?

This is a time of incredible possibility.
The world is radically different than ever before in human history.
Technology and the world-wide economic shift have transformed life as we knew it to be.
Yes, there are many challenges, but there are even greater opportunities for growth and success.

“This is the most compelling moment in human history!”
Dr. Jean Houston

How will you handle this radical shift in what is possible?
What will you do with this opportunity?
Will you tap into your higher purpose and truest possibility?

Be aware that this is a great challenge.
Our world and cultural structure has not been created to prepare you to live a life of higher purpose.
Society and conditioning does not encourage and foster your highest growth and development.
It is based on survival, maintaining the old belief systems and keeping the powers that be in control.
Schools and businesses are still basically geared to create good workers to take the jobs that are offered.  God forbid you become free thinkers and empowered, enlightened entrepreneurs.

In the past, culture, society and family have determined much of what people could become.
People really did not have much freedom of choice.
But now there is a new opportunity.  For you to discover why you are really here.
For you to tap into your full, creative potential and be totally alive and fulfilled.
For you to discover your higher purpose and to live it.
To encourage people to become creative and work together for the greatest good.

“It’s not time to make a change,
Just relax, take it easy.
You’re still young, that’s your fault,
There’s so much you have to know.
Find a girl, settle down,
If you want you can marry.
Look at me, I am old, but I’m happy.

I was once like you are now, and I know that it’s not easy,
To be calm when you’ve found something going on.
But take your time, think a lot,
Why, think of everything you’ve got.
For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not.

All the times that I cried, keeping all the things I knew inside,
It’s hard, but it’s harder to ignore it.
If they were right, I’d agree, but it’s them you know not me.
Now there’s a way and I know that I have to go away.
I know I have to go..”

Cat Steven’s, Father & Son

smiles,
:) Lee
The Mega Coach

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We Love From Heart to Heart

posted by The MEGA Coach

Life is quite simple when we live from our heart.
Have you noticed that it is difficult, if not impossible to have a relationship with someone in your head?

All relationships requires love, care and encouragement to grow and thrive.
True communication requires being present and active listening.

We all need nurturing.
We are like the beautiful flowers in nature’s garden.
A friend shared the following quote with me and I feel it is quite profound.
What a wonderful perspective. 

 

“We are not responding to this instant if we are judging any aspect of it.
The ego looks for what to criticize.
This always involves comparing with the past.
But love looks upon the world peacefully and accepts.
The ego searches for shortcomings and weaknesses.
Love watches for any sign of strength.
Its sees how far each one has come and not how far he has to go.
How simple it is to love, and exhausting it is always to find fault,
for every time we see a fault we think something needs to be done about it.
Love knows that nothing is ever needed but more love.
It is what we all do with our hearts that affects others most deeply.
It is not the movements of our body or the words within our mind that transmits love.
We love from heart to heart.” 

                                                Gerald G. Jampolsky

                                                 “Teach Only Love

 

As Yogananda said, “Be a Smile Millionaire!”

smiles,
:) Lee
The Mega Coach

 

The Truth Sets You Free

posted by The MEGA Coach

 

If some aspect of your life is not working, then seek to discover where you are not being honest with yourself.  Your perspective can be biased to see what you want to see.
This will color your reality and hide the truth.

The mind wants to be right. Your ego screams to be right.
It will trick you whenever it can.
The light of truth pierces all deception and illusion.

Ultimately, being right will not satisfy you.
Being right is based on the ego.
The ego is a win/loss game.

Unconditional love, kindness, compassion and truth reveal the ego for what it is.
When you feel with your heart and listen with your intuition your find the truth.
The ego and mind do not operate on this frequency.

At times I am amazed by human beings and their need to be right, to see life the way they want it to be regardless of how painful the consequences are because of their bias, ego and delusion.  They would rather hurt themselves and others to be right.  They use power, control and manipulation to force people and things to be the way they think they should be.  They damage themselves and the people around them.

If you look and observe, you can see this pattern and behavior.
When you seek the truth and see clearly, life is amazing.
Regardless of the lies and stories, no matter how well told, you will see through them and discover the truth.

Another interesting observation is that when you share the truth with someone who does not want to see it, they will do everything in their power to fog you and attempt to confuse you.  They will do anything to make you doubt yourself so that they can maintain their reality even though it is false.  Even to the extent that it hurts themselves.  People are very interesting creatures.

Recently, I have seen people be mean and hurtful because they want to be right, because they would rather believe the foolishness of their own minds and ego than face the truth.  You see when you face the truth, you also are responsible for your life and actions.  The ego cannot hide when truth is present.  So when someone’s pride or ego is strong, they will do whatever they have can to create a smoke screen.

According to the ego, if someone is right, someone also has to be wrong.  The ego plays the blame game.  Love and truth simply is.  There is no wrong or right.  There is only pure acknowledgement.

Another interesting behavior is when someone says what they know is the right thing to say or what they think they should say, even though it is not their truth.  No matter how good the words are, they do not ring true because the person’s energy is not congruent with it.

Life is an interesting game of hide and go seek.  When you seek and discover truth it becomes miraculous.  It takes true courage and faith. 

“Those who know the truth,
Learn to love it,
Those who love the truth,
Learn to live it.”


smiles,

:) Lee
The Mega Coach

 

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