From “The I Ching or Book of Changes” by Brian Browne Walker:
Consistent correctness turns every situation to your advantage.
A wind that changes direction often, even a very powerful one, will disperse nothing – it only stirs up the sky. The wind that causes real change is the one that blows consistently in the same direction. There is an important lesson for us in this example.
When faced with a difficult problem to resolve or a goal we wish to achieve, we often are tempted to take striking and energetic actions. Though it is possible to achieve temporary results in this fashion, they tend to collapse when we cannot sustain the vigorous effort. More enduring accomplishments are won through gentle but ceaseless penetration, like that of a soft wind blowing steadily in the same direction. The truth of the Sage penetrates to us in this way, and this is a reminder of how to communicate.
The advise given to you by the I Ching is threefold.
1) Establish a clear goal; the wind that continually changes direction has no real effect.
2) Apply the principle of gentle penetration to yourself; by eliminating your inferior qualities you earn an influence over others.
3) Avoid aggressive or ambitious maneuvers now; these are rooted in desire and fear and will only serve to block the aid of the Creative. The desirable influence is the one that flows naturally from maintaining a proper attitude.
In your interactions with others, bend like a willow. By remaining adaptable, balanced, accepting and independent, and by steadily moving in a single direction, you gain the clarity and strength that make possible a series of great successes.
The MEGA Coach
Continued from The Secret Door to Success by Florence Scovel Shinn:
The Bible is The Greatest Book of Success and Prosperity, yet only twice is the word success mentioned – both times in the Book of Joshua.
“Only be strong and very courageous to observe to do according to all the law which Moses, my servant, commanded thee: turn not from it to the right nor to the left, that thou mayest have good success whithersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart from the mouth, but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do all that is written therein, for then shalt thou make thy way prosperous and thou shalt have good success. Turn not to the right nor to the left.”
The road to success is a straight and narrow path; it is a road of loving absorption, of undivided attention. “You attract the things you give a great deal of thought to.” So if you give a great deal of thought to lack, you attract lack, if you give a great deal of thought to injustice, you attract more injustice.
Joshua said, “And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout: and the people shall ascend up, every man straight before him.”
The inner meaning of this story, is the power of the word, your word which dissolves obstacles, and removes barriers. When the people shouted the walls fell down.
Discover your walls of Jericho and how they block your success. With you energy, your words and your actions tear down the walls and go forward to your Promised Land!
The MEGA Coach
From “The New Heart At Work” by Jacqueline Miller and Heidi Alber
“Making Waves,” The Ripple Effect by John and Regina Scully:
“Without water we all would wither and die and so it is with our children. Unless we give them the equivalent gift to, not only sustain life, but also to be the best possible citizens of the world, we have missed an opportunity to impact life as we know it today.
Education is a birthright for all and one which requires a great deal more attention. What brilliant minds have we passed over because our focus on excellent education has been limited to certain areas, certain children as well as funds drawn away for more important issues? A child’s zip code should not affect the quality of education they receive. What could be more important than shaping the future leaders of our country and the world with integrity and humility? Our children, like water, must be treated with the utmost respect. We must give them the tools to succeed, guide them as we would a plan to irrigate a desert. Wonderful things can happen in a parched desert. An oasis full of life can be created and sustained.
It is incumbent upon us to create the perfect wave, to throw the pebble into the water and let it reach the farthest shores. Educating a child changes the individual, changes their family, changes the community, affects the state, changes the country and affects the world. It is truly the ripple effect. Self-esteem, self-determination, consciousness, integrity, dignity, and respect affect us all. We have the means to accomplish this investment in our children. Let’s all get in the water and make waves and cause a tsunami of transformation.”
“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”
“Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained.”
The MEGA Coach
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“The Secret Door to Success” by Florence Scovel Shinn:
People all want to know how to open the secret door of success.
For every person there is success, but it seems to be behind a door or wall. As in the wonderful story of Jericho – when the walls came falling down. Of course all biblical stories have metaphysical interpretation.
What is your wall of Jericho? Do you see how it separates you from success? Nearly everyone has built a wall around their own Jericho. The city you are not able to enter, contains great treasures; your divinely designed success, your heart’s desire!
Let go of any and all negative thoughts, feelings and energy regarding anyone or anything. Acknowledge and let go, forgive, bless and release. Discover peace within your heart. Living in the past, complaining of your misfortunes, builds a thick wall around your Jericho. Stay focused and positive.
Success is not a secret, it is a System
Many people are up against the wall of discouragement. Courage and endurance are part of the system. We read this in the lives of all successful men and women. They crumbled their walls of Jericho!
“THE WALLS OF LACK AND DELAY NOW CRUMBLE AWAY AND I ENTER MY PROMISED LAND, UNDER GRACE AND IN PERFECT WAYS.”
“I HAVE A WONDERFUL BUSINESS IN A WONDERFUL WAY AND I GIVE WONDERFUL SERVICE FOR WONDERFUL PAY!”
The MEGA Coach