On the circle of life

  • ·         What goes around comes around.
  • ·         All that you do comes back to you.
  • ·         You will always reap what you sow.
  • ·         As you do so shall you get.


Call it Karma, call it what you will, whatever you plant on this day will be returned to you one day. That’s the way we were taught and it made sense to a whole lot of us. But being from the big city, there was a thing or two that was not explained to us about ‘harvest time’. Even if you’re from the country, you may not yet realize how that ‘circle of life’ thing works itself out.

When a seed is planted, its yield is exponential, which means that if you plant 10 seeds then you will garner 1,000 plants [10x10x10=1,000]. As those plants continue to grow and multiply, it yields according to an ‘exponential curve.’ Sticking with the planting metaphor, if you sow seeds of trust, hope and love, others will also sow those seeds so you can only imagine what you shall one day reap. Conversely, if you are sowing the seeds of hate, greed and ignorance, others will sow those same seeds and not only will you attract that back to yourself, you’ll have mountains of it the rest of your days. Which begs the obvious question: which would you rather plant? Or to put it in more selfish terms: which would you rather harvest?

An aged misconception is that you can act one way in the marketplace and act completely different at home. Never does this work because now you’ve changed the dynamic of the paradigm. Now, instead of reaping what you’ve sowed (good or bad) you’ve put your family on the firing line at the same time. You might think that you’re sitting in the cherry orchard but eventually one of your loved ones is going to end up in the briar patch.

There will always be those who can shrug off this type of logic with a wave of a limp wrist and just chalk it up to hocus-pocus but eventually you will get back exactly what you put in. It may take time for your success to materialize as it must until you stop making the same mistakes but you WILL hit that mark that you’re aiming for. On the other hand, if you’re planting the bad seeds, you may hit your mark but sooner or later you, too, will garner what you have planted. You must. These are natural laws here and natural laws never fail.

‘The Circle of Life’ is not intended to be a lesson in morality. Far from it. We have all made mistakes throughout our entire lifetime and the smart ones can look back and give you a thought or two about what to do and what not to do. This whole business of life isn’t all that difficult; just treat people the way that you’d like to be treated. Rather than behaving like all of the chips on the table are yours, make sure you leave some for everybody else. Treat strangers like they’re part of your family but make sure you treat your family better than you do strangers. We like to think that we are down here on this earth islands unto ourselves, but we aren’t. There are thousands and thousands who will be impacted by what we do TOMORROW. Just make sure what you’re sowing is what you want to reap. At least, that’s the way I see it. Take care. God bless. MLProko (2011)

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Published in: on October 24, 2011 at 6:37 pm  Comments (1)  
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On what if?

What if you could do it all over again? Would you? Or would you do the same thing but earlier? Or later? What if you had spent more time in school? Or less? What if you had hooked up with so-and-so? Think your life would have turned out differently? Darn right it would have. These people who live in the constant state of ‘what if’ and ‘if only’ are there
country-cousins of ‘ifa, coulda and shoulda’, ‘ceptin’ I don’t recall this thing we call life being a multiple choice contest. You make your decisions and let the chips fall where they may. Then, when the dust settles, you get to play again. It usually takes some time to get the hang of it and we all seem to do the best we can. The sad ones are the people who regret that ONE decision that everything seemed to hinge on. Not only is that sad, it couldn’t be any further from the truth.

One decision? Pick one, any one and you have to figure that your whole life would have changed at that point. Old friends? Gone. Wife? Gone. Kids? What kids? Everything would be different. Job? Maybe you would have been miserable. Health? Maybe you would have died 20 years ago. You can’t just change one thing. That coin has two sides to it. The whole dynamic changes, the entire paradigm shifts. But, you can take that one decision and then just tweak the answer a little until the results are what you had in mind all along. Nobody
says that you’re not allowed to do that. You have to feel sorry for the ones who get so wrapped in their own misery that they can’t see that they have a choice as to how they’re going to interpret whatever it is that just happened to them. You know what they say about lemons and lemonade.

Whatever the universe deems to any man at any point in time is for the good of that man at that point in time. (Marcus Aurelius) But that was then. What are you going to do about now? What about the new decisions that you will make? Will it be the ‘same old same old’ way of thinking or will you make an effort to introduce a ‘forward thinking’ dynamic into your life and make the change that you’re looking for? This might just be the opportunity that you’re looking for. NO, WAIT! This IS the opportunity that you’ve been waiting for. Get out that crystal ball of yours and let’s see what the future holds for you now.

So, you’ve decided to change the dynamic, to shift the paradigm. What happens? First off, your brain changes its plasticity and how you see things will also change. You go from being a victim of circumstance to being equal to or superior to any and all circumstances. Now, instead of being the ‘reactor’ to a situation you are the facilitator. You might be thinking about a grand dream or something as simple as helping others—whatever it is, you now notice that there are all kinds of people lined up to help you. And each person that you bring into your ‘vision’ will have their own idea about how they can be of service to you. This type of thinking tends to multiply and it keeps doubling. You are getting help from complete strangers and then you start to notice all of the other opportunities that are also coming your way on your journey. All of this keeps building. But something in you has changed along the way. Your thinking has changed and your brain has expanded. Even if you do go back to your old haunts and see your old friends, you can no longer be contained. You have seen what you’ve been missing and now you know what you’re capable of. And it all started with that one single decision.

What if? You already know that answer. You helped create it. And you had it in you all along. Make it happen. Don’t stop. Do this. God bless. MLProko (2011) www.mikeproko.com

Published in: on August 16, 2011 at 2:37 pm  Leave a Comment  
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