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IntentionSam was doing his best to be a good person, not just once in a while, every moment of his life.  Sam had discovered true peace and contentment for the first time in his life.  In fact, Sam had recently become enlightened.  He was living from his heart and in the moment consistently.  You see, one incredible day in May, Sam fully discovered his heart and became God-conscious.  From that day forward, Sam does his best to live from his heart and with God’s love and compassion every moment.

Sam had previously spent a large amount of his time and energy in his head planning, manipulating, worrying and trying to pretend he wasn’t afraid.  He did pretty well and impressed many people, including himself at times.  He had a good deal of success along with many failures too.  As we do here on earth, Sam had certain lessons to learn.

Like most humans, Sam figured out most of his life using his brilliant mind and super computer, often not fully using his other senses and intuitive powers.  This can allow the ego to take charge and create chaos.  Also, how can a person be satisfied from something they figured out in their mind, instead of in their heart, intuition and true desires?

Now, Sam is learning to listen to his intuition and feelings.  It is a very wonderful time for Sam spiritually in his life.  His love for the truth, desire to discover God along with faithful, consistent meditation practice blossomed into self-realization.

At the same time, Sam’s business and income has been a roller-coaster for the past 10 months.  He was dealing with financial pressure and stress, and his daughter was quite ill and diagnosed with two rare diseases.

Sam has been away from his wife and daughter for a month and has been fasting, praying and meditating.  Their daughter has been through a tough and painful time.  Sam and his wife are going through many challenges too.  And still, Sam is doing his best to be an awakened good person every moment.  

So on Sunday, Sam feels like treating himself to a home cooked meal with organic eggs, toast and hash browns.  One of Sam’s favorite treats is a pecan braid from Panera Bread and he hasn’t had one in a long time.  He calls his local store a few miles down the street and they are sold out.  Sam calls another store two miles further away and a server named Oscar answers the phone.  Sam says, “I checked with my local store and they are sold out of pecan braids, do you have any left?”  Oscar checked and told Sam he was sorry they were sold out too.  Sam sighed and said, “That’s how it is.”  Then Oscar replied, “If you really want one I can bake some fresh for you in twenty minutes.”  Sam said, “Really, that’s great.  I’ll see you in an hour, please don’t rush and thank you so much for your kindness.”

It that moment Sam’s heart opened wide and felt a blanket of kindness and true service from a stranger named Oscar.  He was so happy and sincere to help in his offer to bake some fresh pecan braids.  Sam arrived an hour later and there was Oscar at the counter.  He brought out the pecan braids and said, “I know you only ordered one, but I thought you should have two – so enjoy.”  Sam felt such good vibrations.  His heart eased and his spirit lightened from Oscar’s smile, energy and kindness.  Then Oscar mentioned Sam could go online and give feedback on the service as their store was going through a tough period.  Sam looked directly into Oscar’s eyes, smiled and said, “You can count on it.  Happy to.”

As Sam walked out he thought, as you give so shall you receive.  His heart was full and he felt uplifted.  As soon as he started walking out the door towards his car, Sam couldn’t stop from opening the small box and taking a good bite out of the fresh, moist pecan braid.  It was still nice and warm.  Sam was in heaven and finished the first one by the time he sat down in his car.  The extra one came in handy too later that night.  Sam thought as delicious as they always taste, this batch may be the best ever because they were baked with so much love and care.

blessings,
🙂 Lee
The MEGA Coach

 

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the windowa friend shared this story with me:

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.  One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.  His bed was next to the room’s only window.  The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.

The men talked for hours on end.  They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation.  Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.  The man in the other bed began to live for those one-hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake.  Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats.  Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene.  One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by.  Although the other man couldn’t hear the band — he could see it.  In his mind’s eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.

Days and weeks passed.  One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep.  She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.  As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window.  The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.  Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside.

He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed.  It faced a blank wall.  The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.  The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.  She said, “Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.”

The origin of this letter is unknown. 

This story is a wonderful example of the power of our imagination to help people feel good.
Spread the joy!

blessings,
🙂 Lee
The MEGA Coach

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butterfliesFrom 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 advice 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.

There is great wisdom here.

smiles,
🙂 Lee
The MEGA Coach

 

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Secret Door to Success  IIThe 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!”

prosperously yours,
🙂 Lee
The MEGA Coach

 

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