Tiny Brown Speck
It seems that when you plant a mustard seed in soil, it’s but a tiny brown speck; it is one of the least prominent looking of all seeds. Did you know that? YET, no matter what happens in its environment – it waits patiently – KNOWING that it will grow and become a lovely tree! No amount of environmental NO’s can stop it from its earthly destiny to grow.
And when the mustard seed grows into a magnificent tree, all the birds of the air come to perch on it and sing; they even raise their young in the tree. WOW!
Student: What is there for me to learn from that mustard seed?
Teacher: The mustard seed contains a great and magnificent invisible power, hidden from the human eye.
Student: What has that to do with me?
Teacher: You contain a great and magnificent invisible power, hidden from the human eye.
Illuminating tip: What seems insignificant, outwardly – holds great magnitude, inwardly.
You cannot access your hidden power if you allow echoes of past NO’s to influence you (NO’s tremble that you may ponder this statement). When you learn to R.O.A.R. you naturally say “NO” to echoing NO’s, and you grow; your life expands.
ROAR-ing is not refuting the echoes of past NO’s; ROAR-ing is re-minding yourself of what you already know deep inside of you (it’s performed in the secrecy of your own mind).
To ‘re-mind’ is to put yourself back in touch with your original mind – the mind that is regnant and free to create your life as you want it to be.
Speaking of seeds, let’s take a moment to glimpse at the Redwood Tree seed; it begins as a small seed that feels like a small piece of chewing tobacco. Look what that small seed is able to do when planted in California: one tree, when cut down and made into boards, can supply lumber for thirty ‘seven room homes’. WOW!
There is incredible authority that comes with believing, ‘ WOW is me’ ; it creates the strongest and best kind of mind.
W.O.W. is my acronym for Wonderful Obsession Winning!
(winning at what? winning at the game of life)
What happens when we get caught in a lament of ‘WOE is me’?
We take on the learned role of ‘helpless victim’ (it’s learned; it’s not natural).
W.O.E. is my acronym for What On Earth?
(meaning that we look out onto the planet for
a 1,000 reasons to excuse our life away)
WOW is natural.
WOE is learned.
What is learned can be unlearned.
‘WOW’ has a unique power of its own; the attitude that accompanies WOW is self-awakening – it offers you great adventures in life.
If you water a Hydrangea bush, it blossoms with Hydrangea flowers. (ROAR-ing is watering … enchanting YES’s are the flowers … WOW is the bush).
The nature of ROAR-ing is kindness and compassion for yourself; it’s not shouting YES; A ‘YES-Shout’ has no clout. The little orange instruction book is coming.
Give yourself to more diligently reflecting on the life-lessons available with the above seed metaphors; don’t jump to quick conclusions; don’t assume you already know all there is to know about the matter – that’s being a ‘NO-it-all’. A ‘NO-it-all’ is NO-stuck; he’s stuck with saying “NO” to inspiring truths and fresh insights tapping on the door of his mind.
What do you think? What you can become is far greater than you think, so take pleasure discarding habitual thinking; stop being a ‘NO-it-all’. (I work on this daily)
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Be sure to check out my guest article on JK Allen’s wonderful (WOW) blog, The Hustlers Notebook.
Thanks for all those who braved the cold & came out to Village Books and made this stop on the ROAR Tour a success! If you are local be sure to stop into this wonderful, cozy little nook of a bookstore.