“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?