Edition Number 12 ~ PATHWAY TO SUCCESS ~ March, 1999
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In life we have positive emotions such as love, joy, happiness and confidence. We also have negative emotions such as fear, guilt, and anger. We enjoy the positive emotions and tend to seek them out, but we struggle with the negative ones. It's helpful to understand that positive emotions aren't good
and negative emotions aren't bad. They're just different experiences and you're here to explore both. Robert Scheinfeld
TEACHABLE MOMENTS "THE CRACKED POT"
A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the master's house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.
For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water to his master's house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, perfect to the end for which it was made. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.
After two years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream. "I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you." "Why?" asked the bearer. "What are you ashamed of?" "I have been able, for these past two years, to deliver only half my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your master's house. Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work, and you don't get full value from your efforts," the pot said. The water bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and in his compassion he said, "As we return to the master's house, I want you to notice the beautiful flowers along the path." Indeed, as they went up the hill, the old cracked pot took notice of the sun warming the beautiful wild flowers on the side of the path, and this cheered it some. But at the end of the trail, it still felt bad because it had leaked out half its load, and so again it apologized to the bearer for its failure.
The bearer said to the pot, "Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of your path, but not on the other pot's side? That's because I have always known about your flaw, and I took advantage of it. I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back from the stream, you've watered them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate my master's table. Without you being just the way you are, he would not have this beauty to grace his house." Each of us has our own unique flaws. We're all cracked pots. But we can choose how we use those flaws to add beauty and grace to the lives of others.
Author unknown ~~ Special Thanks to Aluna Joy Yaxk'in and her many contributions
COACHES NOTES ~
Have you noticed the intensity that 1999 is bringing into our lives? So far this year we have shifted, rocked and rearranged various areas of our lives. This movement is as much a part of our intention, as it is a necessity to clear out the old and bring in the new. And even though we know in our heart of hearts that change is really good for us, it often is a set-up to be critical of ourselves and those situations or circumstances that are quaking the very foundations we base our daily lives on.
Dealing with these changes can either be positive or negative, depending on the frame of mind you are in, and the level of intensity or volumes of overwhelm you have allowed to stack-up in your life experience. What is true, is that the changes we are facing now, are not going to go away. In fact, they are going to get even more intense and overwhelming. Have you ever been on the open ocean in what felt like 50-foot waves? This is the same kind of intensity that we are trying to gain our balance in right now. The changes are rocking our lives at very deep and intense levels. Everything we have taken for granted is being unearthed and ripped away from us. And after it is all over, there will be more to unearth and rip away. These changes are not meant to make us comfortable. In fact, the whole reason for these changes it to make us acutely aware of the things we need to change or let go of in our lives. We cannot progress or move forward, unless we are willing to let go of the things in our lives that do not work, or are slowing our progress down. Imagine the same analogy of the boat and the fifty foot waves, and this time imagine you are actually anchored against a rock shelf. As long as you continue
to be anchored in the same place, you will meet with some very severe damage, by the objects closest to you, in this case, the rock shelf.
For the days ahead, be willing to release your anchor and float safely out to sea, knowing that you will always attract the experiences and people that will support you to safety. Do not try to keep yourself attached to the things that anchor you to patterns, or lifestyle behaviors, just because it feels safe and familiar. Allow yourself to be in balance and alignment with your greater destiny, which can only occur if you are willing to set yourself free from the very people and circumstances that are rocking your boat and making you very seasick! P.S. e.mail me if you need support to do this for yourself & please don't procrastinate! The waves are not going to go away… but you can lighten your load by removing your attachment to the rock shelves in your own life..
Lighten Up! LESSONS FROM A DOG
1. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.
2. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
3. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
4. When it's in your best interest, always practice obedience.
5. Enjoy it when someone wants to rub your tummy.
6. Take naps and always stretch before rising.
7. Run, romp, and play daily.
8. Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
9. Be loyal.
10. Never pretend to be something you're not.
11. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
12. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
13. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
14. Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
15. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
16. On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
17. When you are happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
18. No matter how often you are criticized, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout. Run right back and make friends.
~ Special thanks to Randy Elliott for continuing to send me humor and thoughts of inspiration.
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Love & Life,
Failure is always a safe, familiar, no-risk refuge, a known experience;
it focuses on new of testing responsibilities upon one. Success, on the other
hand, is unknown territory and a high-risk business; the very life-style it
imposes is full of relentless demands for even better performances and
All materials are copyrighted and owned by Success Coach unless otherwise indicated. Permission to reproduce in part or in whole is granted, provided you fully disclose the source and credit
Becky Haugen, Success Coach who can be reached at Success Coach
for producing, creating and otherwise dreaming up this stuff!
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