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Inspiration: Jonathan Livingston Seagull, written by Richard Bach
This newsletter is dedicated to all my wonderful international students, to my coaches and clients, and to all people that believe that the humans has a huge potential.
Dalai Lama gives us this wonderful words;
The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.
So lets begin to seek for the originals YOU, and to stop being copies of other thinking! How about breaking out of your mental thinking patterns and meets your fear? Do you have the courage to do that? Do you have the courage to believe that you have a special gift in life, and open up to seek that hidden diamond? If you believe in that you should continue to read this newsletter.
My change in my life started 10 years ago. I read the book Jonathan Livingston Seagull, and the story has inspired me to seek for my dream. And I found it behind my fear in life. And my life was in constant fear of living. The book about Jonathan is a story for people who follow their dreams and make their own rules; a story that has inspired people for decades.
For most seagulls, life consists simply of eating and surviving. Flying is just a means of finding food. However, Jonathan Livingston Seagull is no ordinary bird. For him, flying is life itself. Against the conventions of seagull society, he seeks to find a higher purpose and become the best at doing what he loves.
Well, so I decided to do as Jonathan. I wanted to seek for my dream, and I started to practice to live – live MAY life – live out my dream to be the best version of myself, even if my goals run contrary to the norms of our flock, tribe or neighbourhood. And through the metaphor of flight, in the book ”Jonathan Livingston Seagull ”Jonathan’s story shows us that, if we follow our dreams, we too can soar.
Many people have left me on my way. Some don’t talk to me. Some even think I have done nothing special in life. Sometimes I have felt I am standing all by myself. But I am not afraid of standing alone, that is my strength. I am not afraid of dying either. All my life I did not understand the meaning in life, I just had a hope and that hope kept me in life. Now I have found meaning, and I also know what freedom is. For me freedom is to be free from my destructive and negative thoughts. To be free, is to LIVE meeting my fear – control it and move forward.
I like to be as Jonathan – believe in my dreams – and help others to fly for their dreams. That gives me the meaning and energy to everyday wake up and start to practise living and communication. May Coach is hope – for those that want to change, move forward, believe in love and peace by changing themself first – by meeting the fear, changing the language, their thinking pattern. Its hope for those that believe in a new way of looking at the humanity and love.
My mother who was mentally sick, she gave me pain, but she is my biggest love in life. The treatment she got was shock treatment! I lost here, but never here love! I believe in another treatment – respect and to find people were they are – and start there. That means the HELPERS need to know themself from the inside. She gave me hope – even if she did not manage to be the perfect mother. She told the most important of all, to seek for my star and to love the one that don’t have much in life, and every night pray «thank you». She gave me here fear and I carried here pain. Now I challenge that FEAR and I found the FREEDOM! And deep in my soul I have found my diamond.
Everyday I chose to polish my diamond – to shine a little more every day. To be the best version of me! The original May. Thank you to all those wonderful people that have helped me and believed in me, I could not manage without you. And I am not seeking for success, I do seak for the original ME!
So to you that running for success and try to reach for better performance – STOP
You might look at wrong place – the key to love, pease and harmoy in life might be closer than you think – INSIDE YOU BEHIND YOUR FEAR AND INTO YOUR VALUES
The planet does not need more successful people – the planet need the original and unique YOU!
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