One of the lessons giraffes teach us about life is that you have to stick your neck out.
That’s how they reach such high and difficult places.
For such large creatures, they are so gentle.
They take extraordinary care of each other too.
In life, there are times you have to stick your neck out and take a risk.
Sometimes it is to help a friend.
Sometimes it is to achieve something important.
Sometimes it is pure faith.
In the end, all we have is our belief, faith and trust.
It is based on our deepest feelings and courage in listening to our heart and our truth.
Recently, a good friend helped and supported me based on his faith and trust in me.
He wanted me to succeed and took a risk by sticking his neck out for me.
How can you encourage the people in your life?
How can you inspire them to go forward and create their vision in the world?
What can you do to make a difference?
Remember, even the smallest act of kindness can be so powerful.
Our lives are better when we make someone else feel better or help them to have a better life.
Acknowledge, recognize and appreciate the people in your life.
People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
People are the greatest resource in the world.
Share a smile, a kind word, open the door for someone, make someone laugh.
Be a smile millionaire!
The MEGA Coach
A wonderful metaphor:
A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her.
She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.
Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire.
Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word.
In about twenty minutes, she turned off the burners. She fished out the carrots and placed them in a bowl. She pulled out the eggs and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled out the coffee and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, “Tell me what you see.”
“Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied.
Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft.
The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.
Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its richness and savored its aroma. The daughter then asked, “What does it mean, mother?”
Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity — boiling water. Each reacted differently.
The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.
The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened.
The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.
“Which are you?” she asked her daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?”
Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?
Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?
Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst; you become even better and change the situation around you.
When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level?
How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?
The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of things that come their way.
Have an awesome day and know that someone is thinking about you!
The Mega Coach
Your consciousness and vision immediately starts the process of creation. With every thought, belief, word and deed, you are moving in that direction.
Continue to focus your thoughts, feelings, energy, words and actions in the direction of what you want to create. Feel how you would feel. See what it would look. Use your imagination and fully associate yourself in the experience.
Keep the faith and your vision focused and consistent. Even in difficult situations or economic times, opportunities are always present. All things are possible, there is GOLD DUST in the air.
Whether you want to improve your health, break an addiction or negative behavior pattern, create a better relationship, business or financial goal, you can do it.
Stay positive and associate with positive people who support you unconditionally. Use your energy wisely and do not share your dreams or innermost desires with negative people who do not support your truth.
There is a natural flow to all of life, nature and the universe.
A flower will blossom when it is ready.
A child will walk at the right time.
Love is fulfilled at the perfect moment.
God comes through just when we need him most.
Remember a time when you felt you were in the flow or in the zone.
You were not thinking or trying to make something happen.
You were just being there, in the moment.
The good you are seeking is also seeking you.
Stay open, positive and expect miracles!
The MEGA Coach
From the I Ching or Book of Changes by Brian Browne Walker:
Devotion to truth enables a revolution.
What enables this transformation is your conscious and vigorous adherence to correct thought and behavior. No revolution in outer things is possible without a prior revolution in one’s inner way of being. Whatever change you aspire to in your affairs must be preceded by a change in heart, an active deepening and strengthening of your resolve to meet every event with equanimity, detachment and innocent goodwill. When this spiritual poise is achieved within, magnificent things are possible without.
The revolutions of others are enabled also when we refine the fire of goodness and truth inside ourselves. Sincere commitment to higher things travels outward in powerful waves from the superior person, and all those around are affected by this. Indisputably, to lead one’s inner self to truth and peace is to lead the outer world to truth and peace. A beneficial revolution is assured to one who takes this path now.
May you discover your path to your most beneficial revolution!
The MEGA Coach