Mandino, Og states that “I recognize that each day I am tested by life in like manner.” (The Greatest Salesman in the World, p. 64)
According to Miss Universe contest 2015 on the 20th, If you were Miss Columbia, what would you spontaneously react to the circumstances and how long you need to mentally cope from that shocking moment?
Hmmm I watched a video and noticed that Miss Columbia looked calm and graceful. I have no idea if I were tested in a similar manner could I be able to react calmly and peacefully? I like her response “ I was able to bring happiness to my country after becoming Miss Universe for only a couple of minutes… After the storm comes the calm. I want to thank each and everyone of you who have sent messages of support and strength. Every one of you has become an incredible human being in my book and I am the most fortunate and thankful for having the support not only from one country but from the whole entire world.”
What about Steve Harvey who mistakenly crowns wrong “Miss Universe”; If you were him what would you do to mentally get over of that mistake? Here is the video: http://money.cnn.com/2015/12/21/media/miss-universe-2015-donald-trump/
I like Miss Philippine’s spirit; her awkward moment made her more beautiful and she had to force herself to smile.
Life is so challenging and being tested every moment; I am grateful and thankful for being a part of MKMMA. The best benefit that I have been receiving is to reinforce my persistence in practicing Sitting and Mental Diet daily. It helps me connecting with the present moment more often.
It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life. It is the thoughts you allow yourself to think, the subjects that you allow your mind to dwell upon, which make you and your surroundings what they are. (The Seven Day Mental Diet by Emmet Fox)
There’s no room for fear or doubt if I’m centered in the present moment. The power of NOW!!!
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” ― Eckhart Tolle
Haanel states that “It is the combination of Thought and Love which forms the irresistible force, called the law of attraction.”
As it is in the world of attraction, so thought and love are vibration and vibration is Energy. All intentions and actions that are love based serve to love with power. You already have everything you need from the infinite source and therefore you are here to be a channel of light and love to the world. The more you give, the more you want to keep giving. Love based intention and action creates more love, joy, happiness and abundance in your life. The more you are a blessing to others, the more opportunities will be manifested for you to give and receive blessings in the universe. (Reference: mindreality.com)
There is no getting away from the law of love. It is feeling that imparts vitality to thought. Feeling is desire, and desire is love. Thought impregnated with love becomes invincible. ….. and so we find that the law of love is the creative force behind every manifestation, not only of atoms, but of worlds, of the Universe, of everything of which the imagination can form any conception. (Haanel, week 12 – #18-19)
I love practicing the law of love because it makes my manifestation naturally and effortlessly.
“The starting point of all achievement is desire.” – Napoleon Hill
“Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment.” — Robert Collier
A couple month ago, I had a desire that I would like to attend a 5-day meditation retreat during this holidays season, and I haven’t made a decision where I shall go.
Mandino, Og states that “I will remove from my vocabulary such words and phrases as quit, cannot, unable, impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless, and retreat; for they are the words of fools.” (The Greatest Salesman in the World (p. 65)) I agree with Og except the word “retreat.” I don’t understand why. I like to attend a meditation retreat once in a while especially when I had a storm of life. I was able to give time for myself to process the griefs right away. At the end of the retreat I became more loving, gentle, compassionate, patient and genuine with myself and others. I think I choose to keep the word “retreat” in my vocabulary.
Since my right foot hasn’t completely healed yet, I decided that I would have my mini meditation retreats now and then at home and apply Deepak Chopra’s suggestion “Mindful moment, discover the seeds. Take a moment today to consider a situation that feels like a failure or a setback. From that perspective, try to identify opportunities that could put you on the path to success.Write down the steps you can take to make your vision a reality. You can apply this exercise to all areas of your life. Take the time to look at each situation that challenges you and find those seeds of success that will attract greater abundance into your life.”
What kind of seeds do you sow?
We have started our month 3 on Dec 1st, the Scroll 3 is “I will persist until I succeed” (Mandino, Og. The Great Salesman in the World)
Three weeks ago, my great lesson was improving my patience. Yesterday at my Brain Gym class, one of participants said “I am patient with my multi projects.” It was a great reminder.
While I was thinking what I would like to write about, I came across this quote “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.” by ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Hmmm Be the stream which always flows until wins the rock. This reminds me about the power of Waterfall stream. When I was young I had opportunities to enjoy the fresh cool water, I had so much fun… I love waterfalls; some I can only watch them, some I can put my feet under the water, and some I can soak my whole body and play in the water. I was very happy sometimes I was able to float along the stream of the water. I love most is the motion and the sound that the waterfall make. It is loud, strong and powerful.
“I will persist until I succeed. I will forget the happenings of the day that is gone, whether they were good or bad, and greet the new sun with confidence that this will be the best day of my life.
Nor will I allow yesterday’s success to lull me into today’s complacency, for this is the great foundation of failure.” Mandino, Og (2011-01-05). The Greatest Salesman in the World (p. 67).
The Scroll II lesson is “I greet this day with love in my heart.”
Albert Ellis states “The art of love… is largely the art of persistence.”… ha ha..