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The Fern and the Bamboo

posted by The MEGA Coach

the-fern-and-the-bambooA wonderful story and metaphor:

One day I decided to quit…I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality.  I wanted to quit my life.  I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.

“God”, I said.  “Can you give me one good reason not to quit?”  His answer surprised me.  “Look around”, He said. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo?”  “Yes”, I replied.

“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them.  I gave them light.  I gave them water.  The fern quickly grew from the earth.  Its brilliant green covered the floor.  Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed.  But I did not quit on the bamboo.

In the second year the fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.  And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed.  But I did not quit on the bamboo.

“In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.  But I would not quit.  The same in year four.

“Then in the fifth year, a tiny sprout emerged from the earth.  Compared to the fern, it was seemingly small and insignificant.  But just six months later, the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.

It had spent the five years growing roots.  Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive.  I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle.

“Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots?  I would not quit on the bamboo.  I will never quit on you.

“Don’t compare yourself to others.”  He said.  “The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern.  Yet they both make the forest beautiful.”  “Your time will come”, God said to me.  “You will rise high.”

“How high should I rise?”  I asked.  “How high will the bamboo rise?”  He asked in return.  “As high as it can?  I questioned.”

“Yes.”  He said, “Give me glory by rising as high as you can.”

I left the forest, realizing that God will never give up on me.  And He will never give up on you.

Have a wonderful and prosperous week!

smiles,
:) Lee
The MEGA Coach

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Proper Enthusiasm Opens Every Door!

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From The I Ching, Book of Changes by Brian Browne Walker:

“The I Ching teaches there are two kinds of enthusiasm: one leads to misfortune, and one leads to success.  You can proceed with confidence now if your enthusiasm is properly founded.

Improper enthusiasm is fueled by the desires of the ego.  People often desire recognition, wealth, power, or freedom from difficulty.  Such desires can become so great that we will do anything to achieve them.  Our energy rises as we wildly pursue our goal, but this unruly and egotistical enthusiasm inevitably leads us into incorrect and imbalanced behavior and into misfortune.

Proper enthusiasm, on the other hand, is fueled by a devotion to attaining and expressing inner balance and inner truth.  When your aim is not to influence others or to satisfy your ego but to follow the guidance of the Higher Power in all that you do, you acquire another kind of energy: a balanced and bottomless eagerness for living in step with what is right and good.  In this there is true power and true grace.

Striving out of your ego now will only push you further away from your goals.  Seek to follow proper principles: keep to what is innocent, correct and kind and the Creative will come to your aid.  The path of truth is always the path of least resistance.”

Find your path of least resistance and express your inner truth by living in step with what is right and good.  This is your quickest and most powerful way to achieve success in all areas.  The choice is either love or fear/ego.

blessings,
:) Lee
The MEGA Coach

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Grasp The Opportunity

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Yogananda - Live in the moment
“Your success in life does not altogether depend upon natural ability; it also depends upon determination to grasp the opportunity that is presented to you.  Opportunities in life come by creation, not by chance.  They are either created now, or were created at some time in the recent past, or the distant past, by yourself.

Since you have earned them, use them to the best advantage.  You can make your life much more worthwhile now and in the future if you focus your attention upon your immediate needs and then use all available information, as well as your abilities, to fulfill them.  You must develop all the powers that God gave you, the unlimited powers that come from innermost forces of your being.”

Paramahansa Yogananda

Have a Magnificent & Prosperous Day!

smiles,
:) Lee
The MEGA Coach

 

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A Magical Day

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from my sweet honey…..

GUIDANCE
When I meditated on the word guidance, I kept seeing “dance” at the end of the word.  I remember reading that doing God’s will is a lot like dancing.  In dancing, when two people try to lead, nothing feels right.  The movement does not flow with the music, and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.

When one person relaxes and lets the other person lead, both bodies begin to flow with the music.  One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back or by pressing lightly in one direction or another.  It is as if two become one body,moving beautifully.  The dance takes surrender, willingness, and attentiveness from one person and gentle guidance and skill from the other.

When I saw “G,” I thought of God, followed by “U” and “I” dance. God, you and I dance.  This statement is what guidance means to me.  I became willing to trust that I would receive guidance about my life.  Once again, I became willing to let God lead.

True love and relationship is like a dance.  There is a rhythm and music along with a natural giving and receiving.  When one surrenders and let’s go, there is true union and oneness.  There is unconditional love.

May you find such beauty and joy in your love and relationships.
May you see God in each other.

To my sweet honey and teacher, Happy Anniversary!

smiles,
:) Lee
The MEGA Coach

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