First: how we loose our freedom because we won't let go
The Monkey Trap Story :: How To Catch Monkeys
Monkey-hunters use a box with an opening at the top, big enough for the monkey to slide its hand in. Inside the box are bananas. The monkey grabs the banana and now its hand becomes a fist. The monkey tries to get its hand out but the opening is big enough for the hand to slide in, but too small for the fist to come out. Now the monkey has a choice, either to let go off the banana and be free forever or hang on to the nuts and get caught. Guess what it picks every time? You guessed it. He hangs on to the banana and gets caught.
:: Moral of the Story ::
We are no different from monkeys. We all hang on to some nuts that keep us from going forward in life. We keep rationalizing by saying, "I cannot do this because..." and whatever comes after "because" are the nuts that we are hanging on to which are holding us back.
Successful people don't rationalize.
Two things determine if a person will be a success: reasons and results. Reasons don't count while results do... ___________________________________________________________________
Second reference to the four A's (actually there is a book published about this entitled The 5 "As": Acceptance, Affection, Appreciation, Approval, and Attention: The Journey to Emotional Fulfillment ) -------- The lecture referenced only 4 A's : Affection, Appreciation, Attention, and I guess he lumped Acceptance and Approval together, calling it Acceptance. ____________________________________________________________________
It was interesting that he believed: "Numerology is the blueprint for our lives." He believes it determines a person’s personality, strengths and talents, obstacles, inner needs, emotional reactions and ways of dealing with others. It can be used to examine your life, take advantage of unexplored opportunities, confirm your talents or simply figure out where to go next, numerology can be a penetrating tool that helps you understand yourself and loved ones better. Numerology presents the whole picture, revealing all the diverse parts of your personality and how they come together to create the person you are. With this complete view, you are able to make the most of your strengths.
One of the most interesting things the speaker said: Ringing in your ears, tinnitus is the universe speaking to you. He believed although you may not be able to make out words, etc. you are being fed information this way. He said you should go to sleep focusing on this ringing. - I was told something along these same lines at another time. So????????
______________________________________________________________________ Another suggestion he made was to daily make your bed, be sure to do your dishes, drive a car that is clean on the inside. I believe the purpose of this was in line with the idea that habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life, and a significant element of happiness. If we have habits that work for us, we’re much more likely to be happy, healthy, productive, and creative.