Archive for October, 2013

You are supported and loved

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Good morning,

Have you ever wondered why there are other people on this planet? It could have just been you on this planet. You would have had a big playroom all to yourself. Yet there are 7 billion other people here with you… Why?

The answer is simple. There are people here with you to give you support. There really is nothing in life you can do by yourself. Every step forward on your journey requires someone or some people to carry you. The Ego will fool you into believing you are doing it all by yourself. But this is far from the truth.
Every move you make you are being guided, nudged, directed or redirected, ushered, pushed or pulled, assisted, informed and suggested. Someone gave you a name or a number, inspires you, gave you an idea, said a word, played a song, took you out to relax and because of that your creative juices started flowing again, invited you to a talk or workshop, had a dream about you that gave you a message, a book sudden appears on your desk or a email comes through or perhaps even you get a BC or a Facebook message.  Every turn you are being supported. You are always loved and supported. In a another way, everyone on earth is here to support your journey. They are all working for you. Every time you think you are helping someone else on their journey you really are helping yourself on your own journey. It is all about you. That’s how special you are. So special that you have 7 billion people supporting you. Even if they appear to not support you that is support too, for you are pushed to show them how you can make that vision or dream a reality. 

The world is waiting with open arms ready to take you to the next level,  waiting to make that next dream come true. And with 7 billion people behind you do you even for a nanosecond doubt it cannot be realised? See how loved and supported you are and use this understanding to become an unstoppable force that does great things and leave this world legacy.

Love,
H

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Constructive and Destructive Mind

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Good morning,

It is said that the mind has 2 parts.  The conscious mind and the subconscious mind. I absolutely agree.  However, I also agree that the mind can be further classified into 2 further parts. You have a constructive mind AND you have a destructive mind. 

Your mind is neither your enemy or your friend and neither is it working for you or against you.  You can however decide which part of the mind you wish to give your attention to. The constructive mind is not the positive mind. It is however the part of the mind responsible for growth.  It is this part of the mind that gives birth to ideas, helps you find solutions,  keeps the fire within you burning, pushes you forward,  gets your creative juices flowing,  leads you to success,  connects you with the people you need in your life’s mission or life’s purpose. It’s easy to identify if you have your constructive mind switched on, because everything thought you have will give you a feeling that you are more than you were yesterday. You will feel bigger because you are bigger. Your aura will extended kilometers long and you will feel unstoppable. 

On the other end we have the destructive mind. This part of the mind is responsible for death. You see in life you are either growing you dying,  you do not get an inbetween. But what death am I speaking off? Death of your dreams. The death of a dream is the most horrible thing you can experience. If you lose sight of your dreams, you lose everthing. Early next week I will share with you a dream I made come true for my birthday this year. The destructive mind is also responsible for death of Love. People stop loving or believing in Love and this really breaks my own heart. As long as you are open to receiving you life will always be filled with love. The death of love spawns the birth if fear; and fear multiplies worse than the plague. One fear gives rise to another –  fear of loss, fear of rejection, fear of failure or success, fear fear fear, you know it well.  How do you know you have the destructive mind activated? Well… you will find yourelf procrastinating,  not taking action, sabotaging your own success, you will find excuses and not reasons, you will find obstacles and problems instead of a clear path, you will be living too ahead in the future or too behind in the past,  you will feel like a little grain of sand lost in the wind, being controlled by the wind instead of a mountain standing big and strong not letting external forces beat you up.

Become conscious of the type of mind you have activated for it is as this moment goes by determining your destiny.

Love,
H

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The World wants you to be attached

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Good morning,

Isn’t it strange how while you are in this world we live in, we become more attached to it? Not only do we become more attached but it almost seems like the world wants to keep you attached and keeps on filling your mind with ideas to become more attached. For example when I use my G-mail, I am given the option to attach something and if I type into G-mail “Please see attached” and if I forget to attach something G-mail even reminds me as I hit the send button “Did you want to attach a document?” Not only is this true with your e-mail but also with your the phone you buy. How many accessories or attachments do you have to buy to use your phone? It’s not really needed but we buy it anyway. Then how about the car you buy? It’s extremely difficult to buy a car as it is, without wanting some extra attachment to it.

Every move you make in this world you are being asked to make an attachment. This is especially true when it comes to human relationships. When you break the human body down, from body you have systems, systems to organs, from organs to cells, cells to organelles, organelles to molecules and then finally molecules to atoms. We are really all atoms interacting with other atoms. I’m telling you this because number 1, I want you to know that you are a microcosmic expression of the macrocosm, and number 2, atoms behave rather similarly to humans! You see if you study chemistry you will come to learn 2 ways that atoms come to be together or join. The first is the covalent bond. This is the sharing of electrons between atoms. In this bond in humans all resources, ideas, love, values, etc. are shared in humans. There is mutual love and support.
Then we have the ionic bond, this is when one atom gives an electron or electons away to the other atom. In this bond in humans, one gives and the other receives. The giver never receives anything, except the feeling of just wanting to give without expectation. The feeling of just love.
No other bonds exist. So the questions I ask is, When did we stop being human? When did we drift away from the laws of the universe to create the mayhem in our lives? Human relationships are now more about pain and regret, revenge and misery.

I want to share with you something even more fascinating. The time and energy needed for atoms to bond is absolutely minute. Yet the time and energy needed to break the bond when formed is extremely large! Isn’t this true as well for humans? Easy to fall in love or become attached but extremely hard to let go. How much of time and energy do we take just to let go of one person? Yet it can easily be done, if we simply see the blessings in the letting go.

If you have ever bought a house, you enter into a bondage with the bank. That is why it is called a BOND. But notice the word bondAGE. The more attached you are the more you age. No one asked you are you home loan free. They ask, “have you freed up your bond?” Look at the word baggAGE. The more baggage you carry the more you age.

All world is continuously trying to keep you lost in it. We have to keep reminding ourselves that we are in the world, and not of the world. Out happiness is a direct proportion to the number of things we are attached too. No attachments, More happiness. More attachments, Less happiness. Make a list of all the things in your life, and find out how many things you own, and how many things own you.
You were born free, yet we have accepted a life of bondage and are too caught up in the world we live in. Isn’t it time we searched for our inner freedom?
Let Go, detach, Be free, Live simply.

Live without and Live within.
Do you get that? Live without the things that keep you away from peace, and Live within where you find peace.

Love,
H

The journey of a line

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Good morning,

Take a pen and a blank page. Now draw a line diagonally across the page. Now, draw another line, also diagonally but in the opposite direction. You should now have something that looks like an ‘X’ Take your pen and circle the area where the lines cross. Label this DESTINY.

You have just summarized Human relationships and life; and you don’t even know it.  Each line you drew represents a human journey in this life time. It is your path and someone else’s.  The place where they intersect is where your paths or hearts meet. Take notice of a few things:

1. Once lines cross they cannot be uncrossed. Once 2 people meet, there is no going back and “unmeeting”. you are always connected to this person, whether you want to admit it or not. Its called a memory. Feelings go. Emotions go. But you still remember the facts. Once people meet, they stay forever connected. 

2.  Notice how the lines are permanent. You cannot erase them. The more you try to fight what is, or what happened the more frustrated you become. Its easier to accept what is and allow it to be.

3. Notice how you don’t really know which line is on top and which line is on the bottom. This shows you that no human being is more superior or inferior than the other. Both are equal. All humans are born equal. Only some, truly realise their worth.

4. Notice how if you keep drawing diagonals lines your path can intersect with other persons. Perhaps not tomorrow, or next week, but it can.

5. Notice how the 2 lines almost never run parallel to each other. We are all on our own journey but we get supported from time to time.

6. Notice how you started with a blank page. The paths you take are the choices you make, the choices you make define the experience you have, the paths that cross although some by “chance” create the pattern that you see of your life. When it is time for you to take your last breathe, you will look back at your own canvas, and you will see a work of art. Art is a very opinion based subject. Who is to says yours is a disaster or a master piece. However in the end, will you like what you created?

7. Notice how as you go on in life you cannot NOT keep yourself from meeting people. You path will cross with someone. See that line moves with time, and even if you decide to keep a straight line, someone else’s path will cross with yours. So you can run, but you cannot escape your destiny.

8. Can you tell which line is a black person, white person? Indian? Coloured? NO. On this paper, all human beings are just lines. Can you tell religious beliefs? Can you tell castes? Can you tell how wealthy someone is? No. Getting the picture?

9. You cannot draw over a line again. You cannot go over a line to go backwards.  If you do so, it’s not a line anymore. Its a scribble. In life, you cannot go back to you past, trying to do so will end in something really ugly.

10. No paths are forever. A lifetime is not even forever. One day – well, soon…I will have a wife, and I will not want to see her die…but it happens. So, while nothing is forever, Love is. Love continues evern after we leave the body.

Happy drawing. Make your canvas a good one!

Love,
H

www.thetaxidriver.co.za

Attachments

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Good morning,

Isn’t it strange how while you are in this world we live in, we become more attached to it? Not only do we become more attached but it almost seems like the world wants to keep you attached and keeps on filling your mind with ideas to become more attached. For example when I use my G-mail, I am given the option to attach something and if I type into G-mail “Please see attached” and if I forget to attach something G-mail even reminds me as I hit the send button “Did you want to attach a document?” Not only is this true with your e-mail but also with your the phone you buy. How many accessories or attachments do you have to buy to use your phone? It’s not really needed but we buy it anyway. Then how about the car you buy? It’s extremely difficult to buy a car as it is, without wanting some extra attachment to it.

Every move you make in this world you are being asked to make an attachment. This is especially true when it comes to human relationships. When you break the human body down, from body you have systems, systems to organs, from organs to cells, cells to organelles, organelles to molecules and then finally molecules to atoms. We are really all atoms interacting with other atoms. I’m telling you this because number 1, I want you to know that you are a microcosmic expression of the macrocosm, and number 2, atoms behave rather similarly to humans! You see if you study chemistry you will come to learn 2 ways that atoms come to be together or join. The first is the covalent bond. This is the sharing of electrons between atoms. In this bond in humans all resources, ideas, love, values,  etc. are shared in humans.      There is mutual love and support.
Then we have the ionic bond, this is when one atom gives an electron or electons away to the other atom. In this bond in humans, one gives and the other receives. The giver never receives anything, except the feeling of just wanting to give without expectation. The feeling of just love.
No other bonds exist. So the questions I ask is, When did we stop being human? When did we drift away from the laws of the universe to create the mayhem in our lives? Human relationships are now more about pain and regret, revenge and misery.

I want to share with you something even more fascinating. The time and  energy needed for atoms to bond is absolutely minute. Yet the time and energy needed to break the bond when formed is extremely large! Isn’t this true as well for humans? Easy to fall in love or become attached but extremely hard to let go. How much of time and energy do we take just to let go of one person? Yet it can easily be done, if we simply see the blessings in the letting go.

If you have ever bought a house, you enter into a bondage with  the bank. That is why it is called a BOND. But notice the word bondAGE. The more attached you are the more you age. No one asked you are you home loan free. They ask, “have you freed up your bond?” Look at the word baggAGE. The more baggage you carry the more you age.

All world is continuously trying to keep you lost in it. We have to keep reminding ourselves that we are in the world, and not of the world. Out happiness is a direct proportion to the number of things we are attached too. No attachments, More happiness. More attachments, Less happiness. Make a list of all the things in your life, and find out how many things you own, and how many things own you.
You were born free, yet we have accepted a life of bondage and are too caught up in the world we live in. Isn’t it time we searched for our inner freedom?
Let Go, detach, Be free, Live simply.

Live without and Live within.
Do you get that? Live without the things that keep you away from peace, and Live within where you find peace.

Love,
H

www.thetaxidriver.co.za

Ask for peace

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Good morning,

Sitting at the window of my flat, just after morning meditation and yoga – I wish I could describe the peace I feel.

One thing meditation does is it heightens your senses, but not in a way  that you become a slave to them, but you see more, hear more, feel more. Like eating breakfast now – you are so present to every texture of fruit and nut, the temperature of the food in your mouth, the different flavours dancing on your tongue. You feel your body absorbing the nutrients it needs. 

Looking out the window there so much to see. The ocean. The sky. The palm trees. The People walking by. What I do notice is that I can only focus and see one thing at a time. The people walking by do not exist until I focus and LOOK at them. The ocean does not exist until I LOOK at it. I cannot see the clouds floating by like cotten candy until I take the time to observe. All of these are obvious things. But we do not understand them. Your experience in life is in direct proportion to where your attention or focus goes. What you look for you find. AND what you looking for is determined by what you are feeling right now.

There are 4 distinct sounds I could hear this morning. The sound of the clock -tick tock tick tock – or the sound of the cars going buy – vrooooom – or the sound of the wind – whhhissssssshh – or the sound of my breath. Again, you are drown out all, and hear 1 or hear all and feel overwhelmed and out of peace. Our attention and focus becomes so scattered sometimes that we do everything yet achieve nothing.

If you have not got it already…I am speaking of being present.
Being Present Brings Peace.

This is what we should all pray for. I am not speaking of “World Peace” like the beauty contestants do. I speak of just inner peace. When you ask for peace then you get all you need to support you on getting this.  Rather than asking for a big house or fancy car that  you think makes you happy and brings you peace — ask for peace and let the Universe handle the details.

When you ask for peace you actually indirectly are asking for the house and car BUT without the baggage. If you ask for the house initially, you might have no peace because the neighbors party every night or you have people break in every month.

All these material things are all there to satisfy some need or actually some want – which inevitably comes down to peace.
So ask for peace and let Universe decide how it feels best you will have it.

If you knew that peace would be yours no matter what..would you take it? Or do you want peace you way? The way you THINK is best?

You allowed you choose. It’s what makes us human. But personally…I rather choose peace and let what is mine come to me in a way that is perfect for me.

Happy Sunday. Happy Blessings.

Love,
H

People reveal themselves through you

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Good morning,

When I tell people I have learned so much from my x gfs, (no they were not lecturers), they think I’m just plain silly. In my talks I mention them a lot, and some even say I am not over them. But the truth is these girls have been my greatest source of information about myself. The closet relationships in your life reflect to you who are at/what you feel at  any given moment.

The old adage is true, people do not change, we do. That’s really how my x gfs went from sweetheart to sourpuss. From the most wonderful person I know to the most horrible I could imagine. People have all the qualities you can think of. There are over 4000 human traits. You have them all. Depending on what is going on in your consciousness will determine which trait is experienced by you. So in essence, people are all traits, they are all personas, but you only get to experience a few of them at a time. People simply reveal these traits to you.

How many times have you heard someone say, “I cannot believe he changed overnight!” Or “He was really nice, I don’t know what happened” or “He is not the guy I married.” I use HE, but it is also SHE. 
All your partner is doing is reflecting back to you that which you feel about yourself. Nothing is ever happening to you, but rather happening THROUGH you. Your own reality is a reflection of your innermost dominant feelings and thoughts. Thus your experience is simply revealed to you. No one is a “bad” person.  They have their “bitch” mode on simply because YOU have activated it in them, by your own vibration. That is not to say you did something wrong to them, but it is your own awareness in consciousness that is creating your relationships.

How to shift this? How to experience something else? Well even babies know how mirrors work. You dance and the mirror dances. So its simple to understand, that love reflects love (unconditional), fear reflects fear, rejection reflects rejection, pain reflects pain, peace reflects peace. What you see in them, is nothing but all of who you are. If you don’t like it, change how you feel about your own safe.

If you want happy, fulfilling, satisfying relationships then you need the following:

1. Self Love
2. Self Value
3. Self Honor
4. Self Respect
5. Self Confidence
6. Self Worth
7. Self Acceptance
8. Self Belief
9. Self Reliance
10. Self Awareness

Its all you. Its all self. Give yourself the relationship you seek, and you shall find it outside you. As a mum told her son to a question she was asked “Mum how do I find the perfect girl?”

“Its easy my son, be the perfect man”

I love you.

Love,
H

The Elephants Knew

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Good  morning,

I could tell how connected we all are. I could tell you how there is a great love shared not only between human beings, but amongst animals and human beings. I could tell you how it is really love that connects us all. I could tell you that there’ is something greater thing in the universe that is far bigger than we can understand. I could tell you all of this. But instead, I will tell you a story…It is called: The Elephants Knew

Less than 0.5% of what I share is something I share from other people. Today is part of that 0.5%. This story is adapted from my very own mentor, Dr. Wayne Dyer.

Lawrence Anthony, a legend in South Africa and author of 3 books including the bestseller, The Elephant Whisperer. He bravely rescued wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the world from human atrocities, including the courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals during US invasion in 2003.

Sadly on March 7, 2012 Lawrence Anthony died. He is remembered and missed by his wife, 2 sons, 2 grandsons, and numerous elephants.

Two days after his passing, the wild elephants showed up at his home led by two large matriarchs.  Separate wild herds arrived in droves to say goodbye to their beloved ‘man-friend’. A total of 31 elephants had patiently walked over 20 km to get to his house.

Witnessing this spectacle, humans were obviously in awe not only because of the supreme intelligence and precise timing that these elephants sensed about Lawrence’s passing, but also because of the profound memory and emotion the beloved animals evoked
in such an organized way: Walking slowly, for days, making their way in a solemn one-by-one queue from their habitat to his house. Lawrence’s wife, Francoise, was especially touched, knowing that the elephants had not been to his house prior to that day for well over 3 years!

But yet they knew where they were going. The elephants obviously wanted to pay their deep respects, honoring their friend who’d saved their lives – so much respect that they stayed for 2 days 2 nights without eating anything.

Then one morning, they left, making their long journey back home.

And some will say there is no God, try and tell that to the elephants…THE ELEPHANT’S JOURNEY TO PAY RESPECT, BUT HOW DID THEY KNOW?

SOMETHING IN THE UNIVERSE IS GREATER AND DEEPER THAN HUMAN INTELLIGENCE.

Think about that today.

 

Love,

H

Learning the Lesson before you experience the lesson

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Good Morning,

As long as you are learning, you are growing. As long as you have and open heart, it can always be filled with love. As long as you have an open mind, it can always be filled with wisdom.

The wonderful thing about life, is that while you may learn new things, the lessons you learn are actually very finite. This means, there are millions of people that have come and gone, who have gone through certain experiences, documented and shared them. So why wait to experience something in order to be wise? Learn from the shadows of your past, so you can be the light of the future.

Experience brings knowledge, but imagination brings wisdom. You can, in your minds eye, experience all of life. Through imagination you can go through one situation not only from different perspectives, but from different time lines too, and you can play out different outcomes.

Here are 10 things you never have to learn by yourself. Perhaps you already have learned them, and then perhaps you can add to list and inspire others.

1. Nobody owes you anything. Not the world, not the people in the world, not even God. Expect nothing, but have open arms to everything. Life will surprise you and you never know misery.

2. Today is the last day you have to fully express your authenticity and leave a legacy in the world that people will talk about millenia from now.

3. Today is also the last day you get to love and share love with the people you care about the most.

4. In the end what you will think about more, is not what you did, but rather what you didn’t do. Make sure you have a list and tick them off fast!

5. That broken heart you feel now…goes away and you feel stupid you ever let another person rob you of your own happiness. So why wait to feel stupid later.

6. Don’t dream. Wake up and live them.

7. Sugar, wheat, flour and kill your body before you can play with and to see the smiles of your own grandchildren.

8. If you don’t take a chance, you will never know change. Look the words again. CHANCE. CHANGE. No chance. No change.

9. Adopt the “F@#* this” attitude. (Check out my website for this awesome stress releasing workshop). We fool ourselves thinking we care. To care about something is not to worry about something. So are you caring or worrying? Be careful not to be careless into thinking you care. Its better to move on, then to carry on..you the burden life’s problems.

10. The price you pay for not following your heart more than you can afford. Don’t even go down that road. Follow your heat. Follow your heart. Follow your heart. I don’t care what the result are of doing so..life will reward you for doing so.  If not now…then at least later.

Have a lekka Thursday.

Love,
H

Surrender is the way

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Good afternoon,

Over the past 2 weeks I have been hearing 1 word, repeatedly. That word is
“Surrender”

I have been asking many people what this word means. I have even been asking people how to “do” surrender; are there any steps? I have even been meditating on this word and have come up with a few ideas after having a conversation with a dear friend and mentor.

I believe the word SUrrENDer means to END all SUffering. Perhaps it always has been that easy to interpret.

To surrender is a knowing that there IS a way. It is knowing that “thy will be done”. It is knowing that the very thing you want, you already have. It is knowing that you are being guided and guarded.

The steps taken to surrender are just 3.
1. Stop doing.
The act of “doing” to get the desired outcome is like an acting of “dying””
Doing and Dying are just one letter apart, with the difference being vowels. The act of doing out of panic and desperation brings you more suffering.

2. Ease up.
My friend Asharf Moorad says, when you surrender you “Ease Up”. When you ease up, you relax, when you relax, your body is lose, this allows energy to flow easily through you. When you are in flow, you grow.

3. Forget about it.
Whatever it is that is worrying you, just forget about it. Whatever it is you want done or whatever result you want, forget about it. In other words get out of your head and into your heart. Feel with you heart. Your mind will create fear and doubt. It is against you. Your heart is for you. The heart is the source of all Love.
Where there is Love, there is God. Where there is God there is Peace.

There is a bhajan or kirtan (sanskrit for adoration or praising of the divine) which has the following words:

“For peace there is a way, for joy there is a way, for all the success and the bliss, surrender is the way, self surrender is the way”

May you find peace and all you desire in the quiet stillness of your heart.

Surrender brings Serenity.

I love you.
Love,
H

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