There are ebbs and flows in life.
What is full must empty.
There is a season for everything.
Some wise words from the I Ching:
“It is in the dark moments that a correct attitude is most important. If we fight against the darkness, we are swallowed by it and suffer great misfortune. If we react to the lack of visible progress with despair and negativity, we extinguish our own inner light and block the aid of the Creative and the Higher Power. If we try to persuade others that they must return to the light, we exhaust ourselves in vain now.
In a time such as this, it is wise to adopt a stance of outer disengagement and inner perseverance. Do not focus on or interact with the negative influences around you; this only strengthens their grip on you. Step aside, yield, let go, allow people and events to pass without attachment. Direct your attention inside, to your inner light, your devotion to what is right, your conversation with the Higher Power.”
I came across a lizard in our back yard. My wife shared the following information regarding our friend, the lizard: One of the most significant characteristics of some lizards and their claim to fame is the ability of the tail to come off. A predator may grab for it, only to be surprised that the tail breaks off and the lizard scampers to freedom. The lizard then begins the process of growing another in its place.
Detachment is also what the lizard can teach. They can help us to become more detached in life to survive. Sometimes it is necessary to separate ourselves or part of ourselves from others to be able to do the things we most desire to do. The lizard helps us to awaken that ability for objective detachment so that it can occur with the least amount of difficulty.’
Even in the toughest times, there is light, there is hope and there is growth.
Have faith and expect good things.
Life is good! God is good and the universe supports you!
The MEGA Coach
Sometimes you want to run and hide, but there is no place to go.
Life is challenging when it is challenging and wonderful when it is wonderful. These are the ebbs and flows of life and over the past few days Mother Nature has ravaged the eastern United States.
The whole country and the world are witnessing the massive destruction of Hurricane Sandy. The damage is widespread and effecting millions of people. Yet in the midst of these toughest of times, tougher people are revealing themselves. You are inspirations to us. Although there is flooding, no power, no heat and so many are lacking shelter and have even lost their homes, you are finding ways to carry on, to help each other and to move forward. It is awesome! This is the resilience and magnificence of the human spirit.
Nothing anyone could say can make it better or change the situation. There is great destruction, loss of lives and homes. Yet these acts of nature happen and we can only respond. People helping each other, making a difference and overcoming. This is even more powerful than Hurricane Sandy.
“Tough times don’t last, tough people do!”
Robert H. Schuller
God bless you!
The MEGA Coach
When the winter weather blows cold and the clouds outside are gray, it is a great time for a healthy cup of organic roasted vegetable soup.
It nourishes your body and sends warmth and love to your spirit and soul.
It also is tasty and you know what they say, you are what you eat.
The same holds true in your life.
Having good, encouraging people around you nurtures your soul.
Having a good friend and a loving partner empowers and fulfills you.
Doing what you really enjoy and even love to do for your work or career, satisfies your soul.
Living and working in environments that feel good soothe your soul.
It’s like making a delicious batch of organic vegetable soup.
First you decide what veggies you want and then pick the best ones at the market.
Then you chop them up and put some time and energy into the cooking process.
And you make it up with love and care.
Not only is the soup made of nutritious ingredients that fuel the body, your love and energy permeates the soup and it nourishes the soul. You create your life the same way. Choose what you want to create and pick your ingredients carefully.
Pick the best possible people and things to have around you.
You are a reflection of the people and environments that you spend the most time with.
Make sure what you do and the people you are doing it with nourish, empower and soothe your soul.
After all, it’s nice to enjoy a tasty bowl of soup!
And the meal always tastes better with good people to share it with.
Stay warm and take good care of you!
The MEGA Coach
People around the world are watching with compassion and care the path of Hurricane Sandy on the east coast. Much of my family lives in the NYC area and I grew up there. Millions of people are without power and dealing with various challenging situations.
Life has a way of showing you who’s in charge.
There are times when you have to wait out the storm before taking action.
Mother Nature is a powerful force.
These are the times and circumstances that test your faith and beliefs.
Hurricane Sandy is creating flooding and damage that most of us have not seen or experienced in our lifetimes. Over the next few days, the water will recede and the situation will be able to be assessed. In the meantime, you can only do what you can and that requires patience, compassion and encouragement. Do your best to stay calm and centered and help those around you in whatever way you can, including your self.
It is when a situation is at its worst that you can be at your best.
This is the amazing capacity of human beings.
We rise above circumstances, problems and challenges to help others and find solutions.
This disaster will create many opportunities for you to make a difference.
The greatest resource we have is each other and our capacity to help one another.
This natural disaster is in control in many ways, but you still have the choice on how you respond.
Do what you can with what you have where you are.
A kind look, a gesture or a helping hand makes all the difference in the world.
Life happens, but it is what you do that determines the true outcome.
God bless us all and keep us safe and healthy.
The MEGA Coach