Have a Magnificent Day!

Have a Magnificent Day!

Wisdom from The Masters

posted by The MEGA Coach

From “The Divine Romance” by Paramahansa Yogananda:

Isn’t it strange that the joy of God is there, yet you cannot feel it?
The reason you do not know His Bliss is that you are intoxicated with the ego feeling.

Your real nature is calmness.  You have put on a mask of restlessness:
the agitated state of your consciousness resulting from the stimuli of feelings.
You are not that mask; you are pure, calm Spirit.
It is time you remember who you are: the blessed soul, a reflection of Spirit.
Take off the mask of feeling.  Face your Self.

You imprison yourself in various moods and this is the cause of all your sorrows.
To escape, you have to dissolve the feelings and emotions connected with body consciousness.
Meditation is the way.

So long you have thought of yourself as having certain qualities, with their characteristic feelings and emotions.  Patanjali says you are masquerading as these passions and desires because you have done it for so many incarnations that you have utterly forgotten your real nature.  Once you realize that each day you are only impersonating different characteristics according to your changing feelings, you will not be the same person; you will be able to cast off these delusive states.  When you realize that passion and anger are not part of your true nature, these emotions will no longer have any control over you.  Every person is innately wonderful; they only have to rid themselves of the mask of ego consciousness.  Remember that.

The very nature of restlessness is such that by the time you are feeling pleasure from one thing you are already looking for something different, a persistent discontent stirred by feeling.  But bliss – the joy of God hidden in your soul – is always new, always constant in your consciousness.  Because it gives complete satisfaction, there is no more restlessness in you.  I hope you understand the value of what I am telling you today.  It is the way to freedom from all sorrow.

You may say, “If we do away with our feelings and like and dislikes, won’t we become like numb matter, useless to the world?  Is that what Patanjali teaches us?”  No.  He says that when you have mastery of your feelings you abide in your true state.  The true state of the Self, the soul, is bliss, wisdom, love and peace.  It is to be so happy that no matter what you are doing you enjoy it.  Isn’t that much better than to blunder through the world like a restless demon unable to find satisfaction in anything?  When centered in your true self, you do every task and enjoy all good things with the joy of God.  Filled with His intoxicating bliss, you joyfully perform all actions. 

Who has control of feeling follows truth, shares that truth wherever they can and avoids annoying unnecessarily anyone who would not be receptive anyway.  They know when to speak and when to be silent, but they never compromise their own ideals and inner peace.  Such a person is a great force for good in this world.  You can open the door of realization only through deep daily meditation.

May you live from your true essence and manifest the divine plan of your life, under grace and in perfect ways.

You are a Magnificent, Unlimited, Eternal and Immortal Spiritual Being and what you are is BEAUTIFUL!

blessings,
:) Lee
The Mega Coach

 

Self Mastery

posted by The MEGA Coach

Great Wise Horned Owl

 
THE SUCCESS OF A PHYSICAL LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, MOST WORTHY,
BUT THE PERFECTION OF YOURSELF IS A THOUSAND TIMES MORE VALUABLE
THAN ALL THE WEALTH YOU CAN ACCUMULATE ABOUT  YOU.

The fact is that enlightenment is possible during your lifetime.
You can be, do and have whatever is for your highest good.
Self Mastery is the true purpose for our  lives on this planet.
Since we each have free choice, we each choose to create our lives with our own preferences.

Here is a suggestion for a powerful breakthrough.
Take out a piece of paper (a legal pad works great) and  on top of the page in the center,
write, “My Qualities,.”  Then draw a line down the center of it.
On the left side at the top write “Positive” and on the right side at the top write “Negative.”

Start with any of your negative qualities and write each one down on the list on the right.
Observe any negative pattern, behavior or quality that you have and write them down.
Be sincere and do not judge yourself, be honest and acknowledge what is.
Be courageous and tell the truth about yourself and when you are complete review your list.
Make sure that you have everything negative about yourself listed so you are complete.

Then look and observe your positive qualities and write each one down on the list on the left.
Continue being honest and acknowledge any positive quality, behavior or pattern about yourself.
Make sure that you go total.  This is a time for absolute disclosure and for revealing everything.
It is ok to talk about yourself to yourself.  This is not a time for modesty, it is a time for total truth.
Make sure that you have everything positive about yourself listed so you are complete.

You may notice that you run out of qualities to describe you.  Give it a few minutes and you will find
that more come to mind and flow out in little streams of creativity.  For both the negative and positive qualities, allow yourself a little additional time when you think you are done and when nothing else comes you will know.

When I did this exercise recently, I could only come up with about 25 negative qualities.
I kept thinking there had to be more and sincerely searched and could not find any more.
I even shared them with my wife and asked her if I had missed any.  :)
Then I wrote out the positive qualities and stopped at about 40.  I thought that I was done.
Then a whole stream opened and I came up with another 40.  Then it stopped.  I sat for a minute or two
and then another stream opened and I came up with another 20, then another 30.  I was actually shocked at how many positive qualities I came up with.

Allow yourself to go through your own process.  There is no right or wrong way to do this.
This is your Self Inventory.  When you have everything listed, go over your negative qualities and ask yourself  if your negative qualities have increased in intensity or decreased in intensity over the past few years, 5 years, 10 years, etc.  You may be quite surprised about what you discover about even you “negative patterns.”

Then review your positive qualities and do the same thing.  Have they decreased or increased over the years in quantity and intensity?  Then  look at both sides of your list and see what you see.  Acknowledge the truth about your patterns of behavior, conduct and qualities.

By having the courage to acknowledge the truth, the truth shall set you free.
You can now make clear, conscious choices about where you are and where you want to go.
These patterns of behavior determine the true quality of your life, health, relationships and true success.
They are much more important that money, material possessions or most goals and objectives you have.

It is very possible that after completing this powerful excercise that you will experience a breakthrough.

Feel free to email me about it either through the comments here or directly at themegacoach@cox.net.
I would love to hear from you.

smiles,
:) Lee
The Mega Coach

 

Gradual Development

posted by The MEGA Coach

A Magnificent Lavender Rose from God's Garden

Small steps add up to be big movements one step at a time.
Be patient and supportive of yourself and allow life to be the way it is.
Make a small change every day and see how much you have grown in 30 days.
“Little things don’t mean a lot, they mean everything.”

Acknowledge even the smallest wins, acts of kindness or good things.
By acknowledging, recognizing and appreciating the small wins you gain momentum.
As you gain momentum your belief, faith, energy and enthusiasm grow too.
This raises your vibration and increases your vitality and energy.

In turn, this gives you more self-confidence and self-esteem.
Your expectations expand and you become a magnet for success.
Make sure that your self-talk or self-acknowledgement is positive, nurturing and encouraging.
If you do not take care of yourself and program your mind, who will?

Consistency, like a steady, gentle wind blowing in the same direction creates long term change.  Gradual, steady growth and progress is the best way for lasting success.

You can give your full effort and go total without a reckless or unbalanced approach.
When your effort or energy is out of control it is a clue to take a breath.

Sometimes you need to give more to give your best.
Sometimes you need to give less with more focus and balance.

Awareness is very important to a healthy process.
Learn to observe and be present without attachment or judging.
Listen to your intuition and let it guide you.

With time, patience and consistency you are guaranteed to succeed.
Failure is impossible unless you quit.
It is not about how fast you succeed.
It is about the quality of how you succeed.

Remember to enjoy the journey……

smiles,
:) Lee
The Mega Coach

 

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

posted by The MEGA Coach


                Giant Panda Mother and Cub

The most powerful bond is a mother and her child.
A mother is unconditional in her love for her children.

Without the wonderful mother’s in this world caring for their children, where would our planet be?
Where would you be?   How many people would not have become the success they are without their moms?

Think of all that your mother, grandmothers, aunts and other special “mothers” have done for you.
What a blessing they are and what an incredible contribution they make.

A mother does not even have to think before usually sacrificing anything for her child.
I am blessed to have a wonderful mother who is still with me
and my grandmother lived to be almost 102 years old.
I was blessed to have her in my life for almost 50 years.

Grandma Yvette passed away late in 2007.
My wife, Denise and I were finally married on her 100th birthday in her home.
It was a special time of joy for our family.  I know what it meant to my Mom and Grandma.
It meant the world to me to share this joy on such a special day.

We had a private ceremony in my Grandma’s living room with just my immediate family.
Also, my Spiritual Godmother, Francesca was there too.
We met over 25 years earlier in a flower shop in NYC and have been very close ever since.
Francesca is my spiritual advisor and she turns 90 this September.

Our elders and matriarchs provide special wisdom, guidance, truth and clarity for us.
They have life experience that is well beyond our years and our eyes.
I am fortunate to have wonderful, wise and loving women in my life
who have made me the man I am today.

On this Mother’s Day I give thanks for my dear Mom, Grandma, Spiritual Godmother and my sweet honey.
God blesses us with special “mothers” to guide us on our path.

I hope you appreciate yours too and acknowledge them from your heart.

smiles,
:) Lee
The Mega Coach


Denise and I with My Grandma Yvette,
on her 100th birthday, January 21, 2006
after our wedding ceremony in her home.

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