From “The I Ching, Book of Changes” by Brian Browne Walker:
Cling to the power of higher truth.
It is the nature of being human that we are dependent in many ways: dependent on water, air and food for nourishment; dependent on shelter for warmth and protection; dependent on each other for family life and friendship. We are also spiritually dependent: when challenges arise, each of us must have someplace to turn to for guidance and support.
The image is a fire clinging to the wood that it burns. Without a source of fuel, there can be no fire. Likewise, a person without a source of spiritual sustenance cannot give off light in dark and challenging times.
Difficult situations tempt us to doubt the power of humility, acceptance and correct behavior. We long to abandon our inner balance and lash out. It is just at such moments that it is most important to cling to what we know to be good, true and correct – like fire clings to the log it burns. By doing this we obtain the aid of the Higher Power.
You are advised to cling to proper principles now. Quietly, willingly, joyfully cling to what is superior in yourself; cling to the possibility of a positive outcome in the situation that faces you, no matter how unlikely it may seem; cling to the good in others, even when it is obscured by inferior influences; and cling to the power of God to deliver truth where it is needed.
Trying times bring us the gift of showing where our devotion to proper principles ends.
Deepen that devotion now, cling to truth, acceptance and independence and you will meet with success.
A steady mind and heart meet with success.
Be content to progress step by step.
Worry and agitation only slow you down now.
A true change of heart is possible when we accept the necessity of adversity.
Peace comes when we discontinue the strivings of the ego.
The MEGA Coach
“80% of success is showing up!” Woody Allen
This is your life and it is definitely not a dress rehearsal. This is it. This moment is all you have. Are you giving it your best?
It does not matter what your situation or circumstances are. It does not matter what you finances are, your age, sex, religion, nationality, etc.
All that matters is your heart, what you want to create and your level of belief and commitment. Just by “showing up” you are already on your way to success.
The Game of Life can be very challenging at times. It can bring you down to your knees and humble you big time. Regardless of the challenges or the circumstances you are facing, you can transform it and create success right now.
There is always hope. The question is do you believe? Will you let go of the negative and accentuate the positive? Will you give yourself a chance for a new moment, a new reality?
All things are possible. The good that you have been seeking is seeking you! Let go of the old and open your mind and heart to something new. Choose health, joy, success and prosperity!
Be committed to give yourself a chance to succeed. Invest in yourself with all of your energy. “Own your power” and be “all in.”
Energy is so important to make things happen. Everything in the universe is made out of energy and it takes energy to create what you want. You must have enough energy to transcend any limitation. So raise your energy and move forward in the direction of your dream.
Start acknowledging the positive things, people, situations or circumstances in your life. Be thankful for whatever you have, even if it is only one thing. Start where you are, with what you have and do what you can. Take life one moment at a time. Be present and stay present and focus on the good at hand.
Life presents you with a choice every moment. Listen to your intuition and choose the highest and best outcome available. You can make your dream happen. Go the distance!
The MEGA Coach
What a fascinating world we live in. Certainly these are interesting times. It is a marvel of technology, cell phones, iPads, notebooks, laptops, computers and flat screens.
How does it all work? What about all of the people and things you have to deal with? How do you keep balanced and focused in a healthy way? How do you find a job, a relationship and a place to live. How do take time to meditate, exercise, eat right and spend quality time?
How do you handle all of the emails, text messages, phone calls, videos, movies, magazines, newspapers, advertisements and demands that you receive every day?
Have you noticed that you learn from the example of those around you? By the age of three you are already programmed with your basic patterns of behavior and core beliefs. The people and environments that you spend your time with greatly impact your quality of life. It’s monkey see, monkey do.
Look around you and observe the people in your life. What do they think, feel, say and do? What are their values and level of health, joy and fulfillment? What is their example? You model the behavior or the people closest to you. Do you see how important their influence is on you? Who is in your circle of influence?
Do you notice that most people complain a great deal about their lives? When you look at the way of the world around you, how much time and energy do people invest into complaining? The truth is that complaining destroys your life. It is a negative use of your creative energy. What happens when you focus your energy and attention on complaining and negative things? What do you attract and create?
Take a good look and let it in. Just observe what is happening. Now you can see clearly why you feel the way you feel and why you have the results you have in your life. To shift your reality and outcomes you must stop complaining and stop the negative self-talk. Focus your thoughts, words, feelings and actions on positive things. Choose wise people and healthy mentors for your circle of influence.
Most important, notice how much of life you resist. This is a huge waste of energy and source of your challenges. As my friend Shya Kane says, “what you resist, persists, grows stronger and dominates you life.”
When you let life be the way it is, let yourself be the way you are, let others be the way they are you come into the present moment. The present moment can only be the way it is. When you allow life to be the way it is, magic happens. People feel comfortable around you, you feel comfortable around you.
What would happen if you allow yourself to experiment with this information and check out what you do and what people around you do? Just observe life without judgment. Discover your own truth and see what happens.
Something wonderful will happen….
It’s always up to you!
The MEGA Coach
From the I Ching by Brian Browne Walker:
“All clans and families must have a superior person at their center if they are to prosper and succeed. Therefore, in order to improve your family, company, nation or world community, YOU must begin by improving yourself.
If you observe healthy families you will always see present in them three qualities: love, faithfulness and correctness.
When we truly love others, we are naturally kind, gentle and patient with them. When we are faithful to others, we place proper principles and conduct above temporary influences like anger, desire or greed. When we practice correctness, we spiritually nourish ourselves and all those around us. When all three qualities are cultivated, a healthy clan springs naturally into place.
The difference between paying lip service to these ideals and practicing them is profound. If you advocate high ideals and actions to others but do not embody them yourself, your influence will disintegrate for lack of proper foundation. Therefore, in order to inspire superior qualities in others, you must first instill them in yourself.
When modesty, acceptance, equanimity and gentleness become deeply ingrained in your character, they will flow steadily outward from you. Soon you find yourself enmeshed in a web of healthy relationships, and in this there is great good fortune.
In the very center of each of us there dwells an innocent and divine spirit. If we allow ourselves to be guided by it in every situation, we can never go wrong.”
The I Ching is a wonderful living, breathing oracle, a patient and all-seeing teacher. With a sincere approach, it will guide you to prosperity, understanding and peace of mind.
The MEGA Coach