“Inflection points are pivotal moments in our life, when adversity meets and transforms into opportunities.” – David Scott
“It’s your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself that will determine how your life’s story will unfold.” – David Scott
“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” – Oprah Winfrey
“Who cares how many wrong turns you make on life’s journey. A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – David Scott
“In order to understand the dance one must be still. And in order to truly understand stillness one must dance.” – Rumi
“There is no path to happiness, happiness is the path itself. You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself.” – Buddha
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”
Life only demands from you the strength you already possess.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~Mahatma Gandhi
Understand your own self first, then you will be ready to understand everything else. “To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.” – Buddha
“As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.” – Rumi
“Everything that has ever been created by mankind, began first in the mind with imagination.” – David Scott
“What you seek is seeking you,” – Rumi
What you notice, give your attention to, talk about, get all worked up over emotionally is what you are inviting into your life, whether you mean to or not. Every thought we think, every feeling we have, every word we speak goes out into the atmosphere to either heal or harm. Let us be healers. Let us be harmless
What have you been telling yourself..You act out who you think you are…our earliest messages were how we judged ourselves, how we knew if we were okay or loved or worthwhile. They came from outside in, and the more they were repeated, the more strongly we owned them. They became imprinted on our subconscious to be heard over and over again.
“Our thoughts are powerful and create anxiety by physically changing our bodies, such as our heart rate, respiration and blood pressure. Whatever we think, we feel What we think in our minds responds in our bodies. When we relive old experiences, our bodies do not know whether they are happening now or if only in our minds, so our bodies respond as if it were now. Our minds and bodies do not know the difference between real and imagined. Spend time thinking of what you want rather than what you don’t want in your life” – David Scott
“Never pull away suddenly from a negative thought or experience. Stay with it until you are indifferent to it or until it turns beautiful. Look at it, love it, then let it go” – Golas, Thaddeus
“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.”
“We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.” – Rumi
I don’t chase, I attract. When something belongs to me it will simply find me.
“The human journey is about, finding a way to get through obstacles, finding the good in the bad, finding the light in the dark. In the end, what you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”” – David Scott
“Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?” – Rumi
“Inside any deep asking is the answering.” – Rumi
“When you seek love with all your heart you shall find its echo in the universe.” – Rumi
“When you lose all sense of self, the bonds of a thousand chains will vanish.” – Rumi
“I learned that every mortal will taste death. But only some will taste life.” – Rumi
Three Feet from Gold
Back in the gold rush days of the wild wild west there was a man (R.U. Darby’s uncle) who heard about the riches that were being ‘found’ and struck in mining for gold out on the western frontier. He left Maryland to journey to Colorado and stake a claim to the newfound gold! After some preliminary digging, he discovered that he had found a deposit of gold so vast that it boggled everyone’s mind! It was thought they had found the biggest goldmine in history. So he traveled back to Maryland to ‘raise’ the funds necessary to buy and install all the equipment they would need to mine the gold.
On the return trip to Colorado, both the uncle and Darby staked their claim. They went to work on the mine. They pulled the first car out filled with ore out and sent it to the smelters to determine the gold content. The results came back and they were able to prove that indeed this had been one of the richest finds of gold in history! Of course everyone was mesmerized with dollar signs/wealth in their eyes. They ‘knew’ that in just a short period of time of mining they would all have amassed more wealth than they had ever dreamt about!
So they fired up the drills and went after the gold with a vengeance; and that’s when they hit their wall! Something happened. The gold ‘vein’ had mysteriously disappeared! It was nowhere to be found – they kept digging, and digging, and digging further down, but it was to no avail … it just wasn’t there! They desperately tried and tried and tried some more! Their hopes, dreams, all their wishes were dashed! They had come crushing down – boom!
Down and out, depressed, and dragging their feet, with their shoulders stooped – they finally decided to quit. They had all those thoughts that no doubt – you’ve all had before. Thoughts like; “…boy, we were pretty stupid to think we would be the ones to find the biggest gold deposits in history weren’t we? What the heck were we thinking? Surely if there were any real gold here, the entire world would be digging here! We’re just a bunch of amateurs anyway, there are well financed & rich companies out there with all the experts in the world telling them scientifically where to dig, and we come down here on a hunch and a prayer hoping to make the gold appear? Boy was that dumb … we’re just a bunch of dreamers … geeesh! Well, neveragain! I’ll tell you what Darby, I will never waste my time chasing down another one of these wild goose chases!!! I mean, I’m an adult now … this is the stuff that kids like you – your age go after this kind of thing, I’m too old for this crap anymore! I’m going to settle in and just get a good paying job and do the smart thing! Will you just kick my teeth in the next time I start talking delirious again, if ever? Let’s just sell all the equipment to some other fool like us, if there are any others left, and get the hell out of here and go back home.”
Does Any of This Sound Familiar?
So they decided to walk away from it, and sell it for whatever they could sell their equipment for. They found a man who bought junk for pennies. The ‘junk’ man bought all their machinery and equipment for a few hundred dollars. The Darby’s took the next train back home to Maryland. Mr. Junk Man decided to bring in a mine engineer (a specialist) and look at the mine and do some analysis. Well it didn’t take long for this specialist to discover what the Darby’s had done wrong, where they had made their mistake. It turns out as he explained to the junk man; the Darby’s had overlooked or were unaware of “fault lines.” He further explained that according to his calculations, the huge gold vein would be found again just three feet away from where the Darby’s had stopped drilling!
Needless to say, they started drilling in the place the specialist had indicated and …
The Gold Vein was Found Exactly Three Feet Away!
Exactly where the fault line shift indicated.
The result: The junk man took in MILLIONS of dollars in gold ore out of the mine simply because he had the presence of mind to seek a specialist / expert before he gave up.
You shouldn’t feel bad for Mr. Darby. You see, what appears to have been a massive blunder (and it was), Darby learned from. Remember that he vowed to find a ‘good’ job? Well Darby went into the life insurance business. He used his prior experience of having lost a fortune because he had stopped just 3 feet away from the gold. He remembered the lesson, and he vowed in his new business to – never stop because someone said ‘no’ to him when he asked them to buy insurance. So Darby never again stopped.
Darby became one of just a handful of ‘producers’ who sold over a million dollars in life insurance annually. He had learned to stick with it because he had already experienced quitting in his past gold mining business. It might not seem like much today, but this happened in the early 1900’s at the turn of the past century!
Have you had your experience yet with your gold vein?