I read about a temple in Japan that has a statue of a finger pointing at the Moon instead of a Buddha statue. That is just a reminder: don’t worship the finger. Quit staring at it. Look at the Moon, that is where the finger is pointing at.
Hundreds of cable channels, almost unlimited growing information on the internet, available on the smart phone. People look at their phones several times a minute. No wonder that this constantly changing images in front of our eyes have such a hypnotic effect on us.
I have to follow laws and rules of the society I am in. This goes without saying. But when it comes to my personal habits, those that don’t affect anybody in any way, nobody tells me how to do things I want to do. If I don’t like the tradition, I won’t follow it just for the sake of following. That’s just me. But you may want to spend a couple of minutes thinking about that too. You never know what you may discover about yourself.
Many years ago my teacher told me, “Don’t give advices. Smart man does not need them, and not so smart won’t use it.” He also taught me that people often much easier forgive us our failures and mistakes, than being right. He said, it is often better to let people make their own mistakes and learn from them, than get yourself an enemy just because you happened to be right.
Universe does not grant us our wishes immediately just to protect us from our own wishful thinking. In reality our desires may not be that desirable. They may even be scary sometimes.
A friend in need is a friend indeed… I think many people know this old saying. Yesterday I was talking about crabs in a bucket, and today I’d like to take it one step further. I will discuss the other side of the coin, so to speak, even though I may step on somebody’s toes.
What it is, if you put a crab in a bucket, it can escape pretty easy. Crabs have claws, they can easily crawl out. What happens if you put several crabs in a bucket? Well, people say that crabs pull each other down and don’t let other crabs escape.
I think Labor Day is a great day to talk about a very important secret: how to be successful in life, in business, in training, in whatever you do. Yes, there’s a secret. I learned it from John Maxwell.
positive emotion may become bitter, negative, and even depressing. The person get a mix of bitterness with the self-blaming for not doing anything. Unless...
Our mind has an amazing ability to talk us into or out of any condition. And our body will respond according to the symptoms we program into our brain. So stop looking for the things you don’t like, because you may find them eventually.
Fear can be overcome. But the only way to do it is by action. My teachers and my coaches told me, “every day do something you are afraid of.” It does not have to be a whole lot, but I try to do something that stretches me out of my comfort zone.
My friends, how often are people running around and looking for the opportunity, or for the chance? We’ve heard famous “Ask and you shell receive”. What happens when we do receive? Will we recognize the blessing if it does not always look the way we expect it to look?
I am sure most of people, if not all, are familiar with Robin Hood story. I remember it since I was a kid. Fun story, many movies were made. But today I’d like to discuss what I call "Robin Hood Syndrome".
Did you read your horoscope for today? I usually don’t. But let me read yours.
“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” What a powerful quote!
My friends, how often we create an image of perfection in our mind, and we get so upset if how we look and what we do does not reflect our own imagination. However, our images are so limited. We don’t know the bigger picture.
No matter where you are, there will be good and bad. All depends what are you looking for. We will find what we expect.
What World are we creating for ourselves and those around us? Can we see the best when odds are agains us? I know I’ve been guilty. How about you?
We have the ability to program our brain. I am not aware of possibility to make structural changes, like to grow back an amputated arm or leg. But I believe that any functional or reversible disorders are programmable, from feeling tired, scared, depresses, to eliminating many conditions, including early stages of cancer.
We have an amazing power, a key to happiness and suffering, even life and death. We can talk ourselves into or out of practically any disease. Good news - it is totally up to us. Bad news - it is totally up to us.
When I have to look at causality in my life, I am trying to dig to the deepest link I can identify and control. I cannot control much the time needed to get from point A to B, but in most of cases I can control at what time I leave point A. And if I can’t, then what’s the next link in the chain I can adjust?..