This past week we commenced reading scroll VI (Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman in the World) WOW! It’s all about thoughts on how we are to ‘master’ our emotions. Notice this is not being in ‘control’ but being the ‘master’ of. Significant difference.
Being master of something should be effortless.
To take it even further, the Master Key Experience was timed (perfectly of course) to include techniques on how to turn thoughts of fear, guilt, anger, unworthiness and hurt feelings into tools meant to enhance our experience during this lifetime, to help us accomplish our dharma – all in the manner we were intended to do so (before the outside world and it’s BS – beef stroganoff – got a hold of us).
I have spent my entire life trying to ‘control’ my emotions – keep them in check – but they were always there! Now I find out that if we turn each of these draining emotion into a positive tool, or to take these feelings and attach a positive spin to it, not only are we able to master the feelings, we master the experience – allowing it to be what we want it to be.
My mother’s advise when I was a teen was to “please….please…find some kind of balance” since I was either really “high” (happy) or really “low” (sad, hurt, depressed, etc.). What did I do? I blocked the emotions. I surppressed them. Stomping them down into my core.
Was I able to control them? Yes.
Had I mastered them? Heck no!
Many, many years later = I reflect! Today I did my mother proud – it was the “celebration of life” – her funeral service. 2 of my sisters and 1 brother chose to speak. I asked to speak last. I had everyone close their eyes and imagine their life as a line between the year of their birth and their estimated death. I asked them to put an x where they were now, decide how many ‘seasons’ they had left – then asked “When is the best time to plant a tree?” 20…maybe 30 years ago? “When is the next best time?” Now! Mom was like this – she did not wait to embrace whatever she wanted to do.
I spoke clear. I spoke with conviction and belief. I spoke from my heart. I shared the Poem by Linda Ellis: The Dash. I shared Walter’s observation – my mom did not plant a family tree…she planted a family forest. Her ‘dash’ was filled with a plethora of love and support.
The person who I was able to “be” today is due to having embraced the teachings from Mark J, Charles Haanel and Og Mandino. Please allow me to share my perspective on a snippet from this months’ scroll (Courtesy of Og’s scroll IV):
To everyone else who has ever struggled…remember it IS possible to master your emotions. Do not allow anyone (including yourself) to take the highlights away from you. Experience your life today. Plant another tree today!
Hop on and enjoy the ride for all that it is worth. We only get to be here, at this moment in time, as ourselves, once!
Thank you for allowing me to share!
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