Friday, August 14, 2009

The Holy Clichés—Openly Hidden Truths - Part IV

A Matter of Luck? Recreating Our Experience

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Seneca (Roman dramatist)

The Clichés

  • Good luck! Opportunities are everywhere. But then, you knew that, right? However, if you aren't looking for them, you miss them. Become observant of the world around you. You'll be amazed at what has been presenting itself to you while you looked the other way. "I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.” Brian Tracy, author and speaker.
  • Just my luck! Every choice you've made throughout your life has brought you to this present moment experience. Satisfied? Hmmmm... I invite you to do two things: Decide now to stop blaming, accept complete responsibility for your life. "Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck." Dalai Lama, 1989 Nobel Peace Prize
How to Change Your Experience

    1. Become a bit more laid back. Enlightenment means “lightening up.”
    2. Be open to new experiences; take a few more risks.
    3. Don’t dwell on the so-called bad luck.
    4. Expect a good outcome.
    5. Give up the self-pity.

Remember this:


1. Won’t look far beyond their own self-interest

2. Resent change and dislike newness

3. Usually forget the past and then, remember inaccurately

4. Will fight against before fighting for something

5. Won’t differ from the crowd unless certain the difference means superiority

6. Will follow the path of least resistance (except in high emotion)

7. Won’t act, even in important matters, unless heavily prompted and the reward is visible

"Reverence, humility, contentment, gratitude. . . this is the best good luck" Buddha

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