Tuesday, November 27, 2007

It's Not All About Money

I was told a story the other day while I was in the midst of racking up surfing credits, answering e-mails, packing orders, answering the phone. I almost didn't listen to it at first, but suddenly I was quiet and gave the storyteller my full attention. The story went like this:

A nurse took a tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside of an old man, who was desperately ill and not expected to make it through the night..

"Your son is here," she said to the old man.

She had to repeat the words several times before the patient's eyes opened.

Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man's limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement.

The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit beside the bed. All through the night, the young Marine sat there in the poorly lighted ward, holding the old man's hand and offering him words of love and strength. Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the Marine move away and rest awhile.

He refused. Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the Marine was oblivious of her and of the night noises of the hospital - the clanking of the oxygen tank, the laughter of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other patients.

Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said nothing, only held tightly to his son all through the night.

Along towards dawn, the old man died. The Marine released the now lifeless hand he had been holding and went to tell the nurse. While she did what she had to do, he waited.

Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the Marine interrupted her.

"Who was that man?" he asked.

The nurse was startled, "He was your father," she answered.

"No, he wasn't," the Marine replied. "I never saw him before in my life."

"Then why didn't you say something when I took you to him?"

"I knew right away there had been a mistake, but I also knew he needed his son, and his son just wasn't here. When I realized that he was too sick to tell whether or not I was his son, knowing how much he needed me, I stayed."

How much we can learn from this compassion for a stranger? The time taken out of one's life to help another person in need. In today's frenetic internet world where everyone is jockeying for space, it is a good thing to pause, give a helping hand to newbies.

The next time someone needs you ... Just be there. Stay.



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Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Law of Attraction and the SGR Program

The Law of Attraction is about putting yourself and your mindset in a space that allows you to be in a position to receive gifts from the universe. By working and thinking in a specific way, you can attract your hearts desires. There are specific steps you can take to allow you to attract anything into your life.

That specific way is known as the "certain way" according to Wallace D. Wattles. Wattles believed there is a particular set of steps one does to create wealth in our lives. These steps involve the physical, emotional and mental aspects of our lives. When they are in line and we act in a "certain way", then it is inevitable that we can receive the riches of the universe.

According to Wattles, it is an abundant universe. We can create the opportunities and the wealth into our lives by directing our thoughts and actions. When we place value on ourselves and the things we do, they will have an economic value to others around us. As long as we can bring value to others at a fair price then it is fair and just that we be compensated for our work.

By working in this "certain way", we can attract wealth into our lives. In other words there is a Science to Getting Rich. That is the the title of Wattles book. It is called the "Science of Getting Rich" (SGR). When Rhonda Byrne found the Science of Getting Rich, it inspired her to create the hugely successful movie, The Secret.

Bob Proctor, star of The Secret and a 40 year student of the Science of Getting Rich, created a home study program called the SGR Program. In it, Bob works through and discusses the science of getting rich in a methodical way through his audio program (10 CD's). Additionally, he challenges us to study the book and fully understand it's content with a comprehensive 180 page workbook. This workbook takes us through each chapter one by one and asks specific questions on our understanding of the text.

This is important because the Science of Getting Rich was written in 1903. While it's contents are still as relevant today as then, the language in the text may be lost on the modern reader. Bob's engaging questions encourage us to think about the book in a way we may not have seen it before. In effect, Bob Proctor expands on the power of the book by getting us to delve deeper into its meaning from our first reading.

That is the power of Bob Proctor. He teaches us to see things more completely and with more clarity. That is a special gift worth exploring.

Jon is a life coach that understands and teaches the Law of Attraction. He provides a holistic attitude to life and wellbeing that encompasses the mental, physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of living so that people can have greater peace and control of their lives.

Jon authors a blog on Law of Attraction at http://jointhesecret.blogspot.com