A dear friend of mine was battling with cancer for a long time. Through all the treatments she created a specific practice of smiling. First, she asked her doctors not to tell her any negative possibilities or outcomes. Then when ever she was receiving a treatment she would close her eyes and get an image in her mind of what she wanted to have happen. Then she would physically smile. She said that even if she didn’t feel particularly happy she would still smile and her mood would get better and better as she continued to smile. Her treatment went so well that her doctors asked her to come back and teach her “smiling technique” to the other patients. She says it works for all kinds of things in her life. She loves to say to me “if you can see it you can have it, just smile”. My friend has been cancer free for the past three years now.
I have used her smiling technique from time to time in my life and it really works. Give it a try with something you really want to have happen in your life or to lift your mood some time and let me know how it goes for you.
So, now I am smiling and seeing your face as you tell me how much our coaching sessions have helped you reach your business goals. You are experiencing phenomenal results.
And that makes me smile even more.
Miracles happen large and small all the time. We just don’t talk about it.
The TV news doesn't seem to like reporting miracles. Maybe, we just aren’t focused on miracles. But, I think they happen all the time. Let me tell you about one that happened to me a few years ago. One summer evening, I decided to barbecue. I lit the charcoals and once they were all burning I put the lid on the grill. A few minutes later (not thinking) I decided to open the metal vent on the top of the grill. Too late, I realized that it was a stupid move. My fingers were burning like crazy. I went inside and got some ice which I held with my burned fingers until the ice melted. Then, the burning would come back full force like I had just burned myself a minute ago. I got more ice and when that melted, the pain was exactly the same. At that moment, I decided to give my pain my undivided attention. I imagined I was sitting inside my fingers where it hurt the most. With all my attention focused there ,I had no opinion about what I was aware of, only that I was there for the duration with all my focus and attention. I had heard some where that pain is the body’s way of getting your attention and I was going to PAY attention and see what happened. As I sat there with my eyes closed focused in on that pain, I noticed stinging pain, red hot colors, a windy sound and even a bit of moaning. As I sat there, I noticed that the color went from flaming red to orange, to yellow and eventually blue. The pain went from stinging to heat to warm to cool. The sound went to calm quiet and all this happened in less than 10 minutes. I have been able to share this experience with other people in immediate pain and it has had similar effects. Another amazing thing about this is that I never got so much as a blister or red mark from the burn. I share this with you because I believe it is possible for anyone to have the same experience that I had with pain. We are all capable of miracles. Try it the next time you bang your toe or on a chronic pain you are experiencing. Miracles are happening all around us. We just don’t talk about it. If you have a miracle you would like to share with me, please do. I would love to hear about it.