Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Love Letter: 2-25-09

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
-Albert Einstein

A few Ideas for making it through these troubling economic times:

  • Use quiet time to clear your mind. It’s hard to make decisions about economic matters when your mind swirls at a hundred miles per hour.
  • Allow Divine Intelligence to intervene. Ask that you may receive divine guidance as the matters of each day unfold. Surrender your concerns to the Divine Solution Maker.
  • Listen as God speaks. Listen for loving words of guidance. Don’t submit to the tormenting voice of panic, and thoughts led by anxiousness.
    db ¤

Two quotes by author, Emmet Fox:
It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.

To live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God Himself.

The Comeback
When the boxing manager sees that his boxer is taking an unrecoverable beating in the ring, he may throw in the towel. Literally, from the corner, a towel is tossed into the ring. Doing so is the signal to the referee that the fight is over, and victory is conceded to the opponent.

In these times of uncertainty, many folks are becoming overpowered by stressful financial concerns. They feel like they are fighting against the might of a formidable opponent. Even worst, is the feeling of hopelessness. This feeling arises when defeat seems inevitable. The fight cannot be won. The problem has no solution except to give in. Nothing is left, but to swallow some pride and throw in the towel.

But, is throwing in the towel all that bad? No, not really. It seems bad because in a world where success is demonstrated in a linear fashion, (meaning in the various facets of life, we move from “point a” to “point b” to “point c” to “point d” and so on) succumbing to a counter-force is a sign of weakness or unacceptability. In other words, if we can’t win the fight and must throw in the towel, then we are seen as a loser.

But that’s not really the case. Not really. The only thing truly real about being seen as one who could not make it to the victor’s circle, is that the observation itself is an illusion. Look at the spider, for example. When its web is torn or demolished, it spins a new one.
The spider simply knows that it’s time to start again, then does so.

Experiencing difficulties because of current economic situations can be viewed as an opportunity to start again. It is the beginning of a new life. To start again is to build, not rebuild. It involves making plans from new ideas and new thoughts. It is propelled by new enthusiasm, and tempered by new risks. Starting again is invigorating.

And remember when starting again, you are in good company. Millions of people around the globe will be involved in the same process.

Before beginning anew remember to invite Divine Intelligence into your thoughts. Make choices based on the mental compass that God has given you.

Learn from mistakes. Make the new journey, from new thoughts. Avoid falling into old habits. Ask God to guide you. Listen to what he tells you and your comeback is assured. db ¤

Thinking you can’t do it?
Teachers told Beethoven that he couldn’t compose.

Teachers criticized Walt Disney for his lack of creativity.

Teachers told Albert Einstein that he possessed a substandard intellect.

And of course, there’s the story of Decca Records telling an up and coming band from Liverpool that “groups with guitars are on their way out.”

And for those of you who didn’t know: Elvis was kicked off the Grand Ole Opry

Gene Hackman was told in acting school that he had no talent, no timing and would never succeed as an actor.

Michael Jordon was cut from his high school basketball team.

¤ BE HAPPY!!! ¤

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