THE BUTTERFLY CIRCUS: We are All Meant to Fly

The Butterfly Circus is one of the most inspiring videos I have ever seen.

It reflects the beliefs of many people who think they are only caterpillars, and they simply aren’t aware that they can become butterflies. People tend to only think about their limitations and their circumstances, so they can’t see their real potential. It is this potential that comes out when you change  your  defeatist thoughts and start listening to the wise master inside of each of us.

Most of the obstacles we have in our lives come from our own limiting thoughts which prevent us from flying. But when we start listening to our real spirit, then we remenber we were meant to be more than what we used to believe.  Then, the magic begins and we transform ourselves in cocoons, and eventually in a beautiful butterflies.

This is what The Butterfly Circus is all about.

Have some paper tissues at hand, and after you have watched both parts of the movie, I recommend you visit NICK VUJICIC’s website at http://www.lifewithoutlimbs.org.

Nick has the gift to inspire everyone that sees his story or attends his speaking engagements. If there is a time when you feel like you can’t take it or you can’t do something, watch these videos. They will remind you of your greatness and the power within you. They will remind you that you can fall down a thousand times, but you can rise a thousand more.

For me Nick is one of the best examples of human greatness and a great inspiration in overcoming extraordinary obstacles. In other words, he is a great reminder that we came to this world to fly.

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Self- Criticism Can Become a Bad Habit

“If babies held the same tendency toward self-criticism as adults, they might never learn to walk or talk.”  DAN MILLMAN

When we learned to walk, we fell down many times. But that did not stop us from walking. We kept walking, and never doubted that we would get to our goal.

This process, which is natural in human beings (and also in animals), is something we start to lose as we begin to pay attention to others’ opinions—our parents, friends, brothers and sisters, and teachers. Most of these opinions have a good intention, but as we begin to believe them, they limit us. Eventually we learn to reprimand ourselves and to condemn many of our own actions. This feeling is only enhanced when others don’t like what we do, especially when our parents, teachers, and friends get angry with our behavior.

This self doubt occurs when we listen to our ego more than to our instincts or to our true self.

If we can recreate this process and learn from our mistakes,we will be free of the anger we have against ourselves. Even though it is not easy, it is simple; every time you make a mistake recognize, assume the consequences, and move on. Don’t dwell on it because this will stop you from learning.

Every time we learn from our mistakes, we grow– just as we did when we were children. When we learn from our mistakes, then we are on the path to greatness. Because from that moment problems and mistakes become opportunities to learn from. In the end I believe this is one of the reasons we came here… to learn.

So next time you make a mistake, remember Dan Millman’s phrase and learn from the opportunity that is in front of you.

The Rescue of the Chileans Miners, The Rescue of the Spirit of Humanity

I believe in Humanity.

I believe we were meant to do extraordinary things, beyond our limits.

One the best examples I can find is the rescue of the miners in Chile:

The images were all around the world at the moment it was happening– millions of people watched the first miner, Florencio Avalos, come out of the Fenix capsle with tears in his eyes. Those involved in the rescue, and Florencio’s family, also had tears, as well as people around the world.

As we the world watched, we felt a connection with the miners and their families. We felt compassion towards them, but we also felt joy as if we were with Florencio in that moment and feeling the same joy.

It was a miracle. Not only the rescue, but the miracle of the present moment we all experienced together. That is the miracle I want to talk about.

It was as if millions of people were one at the same time. We did not know the miners, and most of the viewers never had seen pictures of them before. We did not know their stories, but we felt the same joy they felt when they were rescued. For a moment everyone was one with the miners, and we felt an unexplainable  joy, the joy of being connected with someone else.

It was as if for a moment we all remembered we were ONE. One with all humanity, and one with God, and all the joy we felt was because of that. We remembered what it was to be connected with God, and therefore with everything and everyone.

I cherish that moment, which was not only important for the Chileans, for President Pinera and  for the miners-which was maybe the most important in their lives- but for humanity and for the  human spirit. Everything converged in the moment of that first rescue.

It is moments like these when we are reminded that we can do extraordinary things if we only believe. In these moments, we can all believe in humanity and the power of the human spirit.

Never Mad Again

Did you ever think about the possibility that you could be Never Mad Again?

Did you ever think it was possible?

I believe it is.

I know anger is a choice. We just don’t know we have it.We have learned that anger is a natural reaction in humans. We are even taught that we “have ” to control anger, because an angry reaction hurts others and society doesn’t like those reactions.

Here is a new thought:

We don’t have to control anger. Instead, what about getting to a point where we have no reasons to get angry in the first place?

If we don’t have a reason to get angry, then we don’t have to control anger.

We believe we get angry because there is something out there that we don’t like, and that is the reason we are mad. But the same situation might not bother my neighbor, or my sister or other people; this means it is not the situation, but the thoughts we have about that situation.

We have the power to control our thoughts. We have the power to control what we think of any situation. Therefore we have control over anger.

Think about it.

And believe it is possible to be Never Mad Again.