Life can be filled with desiring,
Yet when you stop to look.. to really look;
What do you see? 💕
M. L Adams
‘Better than a thousand days of study is one day with a great teacher.’ ~ Japanese Proverb
This post is dedicated to the loving memory of Sigung Richard Bustillo who passed away peacefully in the early hours of this morning
I’ve been fortunate enough in my life to have been blessed with some really great teachers, ones who’ve not only taught me how to improve my external world but often more importantly my inner world.
I treasure every single teacher and mentor I have and have ever had because I recognise the value that they bring to my life. In how they have helped me see things differently and achieve things I may never have otherwise achieved
Without great teachers we can never grow to become the person we really want to be and understand things we may have never otherwise understood.
The value of great teachers can really be underestimated and all of us can benefit from a great teacher because we are always learning.
As the Japanese proverb states even just one day spent with a great teacher can be immensely powerful.
I’d like to dedicate this post to loving memory of one great teacher, Sigung Richard Bustillo a teacher who I spent a truly valuable weekend training with last year.
Richard Bustillo was a student and personal friend of Bruce Lee and also a teacher of Bruce Lee’s own art of Jeet Kune Do.
To be able to train with Richard Bustillo last year was a true gift and a time I will never forget; his spirit, energy and teachings inspired me greatly. I will always remember those treasured days in 2016 and I’m forever grateful for the opportunity to be taught by him.
RIP Richard Bustillo ❤️
“Judgement always rests on the past, for past experience is the basis on which you judge. Judgement becomes impossible without the past, for without it you do not understand anything. You would make no attempt to judge, because it would be quite apparent to you that you do not know what anything MEANS. You are afraid of this because you believe that, WITHOUT the ego, all would be chaos. Yet I assure you that, without the ego, all would be LOVE.”
– Acim –
Along the road of progress
There will be ups, there will be downs
People will come in and out
At times you may feel you don’t know, whether your on the right course
If you should have made another turn
Yet this is where resolve matters most;
Stay strong on your course,
When on the road of progress
Have nothing but absolute faith;
Trust in the truth within 💗
~ M. L Adams
In everything there exists a gift,
In every circumstance, every perceived challenge or struggle,
It is only up to us to find it.
To ask, ‘
‘How can I turn this in my favour?’,
‘How can I make this a victory?’
For example, as a child growing up with a disability and being very ill at times I grew to hate hospitals, at best I found them extremely boring. This was up until I learnt how I could turn literally anything in to an opportunity and decided to see it this way instead.
I decided that instead of hating the hospital or finding it boring whenever I had to go I would instead see it as an opportunity of what I could transform, how I could create something that might seem impossible in to a possibility and from then on it became more like an adventure of what victory I could have to then share with others.
And the best part of all is that it worked
One instance is when I broke my wrist two years ago and instead of becoming defeated and fed up, I decided to find out the quickest possible time I could recover and make it happen, not only this but I was told I would likely need an operation in the first week to adjust the bone. I focused on it healing perfectly and quickly without the need for an op and after a week I was told I didn’t need the operation and in addition the cast was off in just 5 weeks. My wrist is now stronger than ever!
I tracked all of this recovery journey on You Tube, and the 5week video now has nearly 20’000 views. I say all this to really demonstrate how no matter what the situation may be, you really can make something in to a great positive, and this is just one of many examples of how this can be done.
We never have to be defeated unless we choose to be.
Think today of the things you can turn around in your favour to inspire more possibility and opportunity ? 💕
Can be an opportunity
Every struggle can be a strength
It is what you choose to focus on that will really get you through anything,
To a place where you thought you would never be
To a place where you’re more than you’ve ever been 💗
~ M. L Adams
We all have goals and may project them in to the future of how we would like things to be, ourselves or our circumstance.
Goals and dreams are great and drive us forward.
Yet our power only ever exists in the now
So the question is, in the now what can we do, to be that self we see or difference we want to make? What can we do to be that now and how may it already be here?
All we ever have is now 💗
~ M. L Adams
Today I have reached the end of a years learning with A Course in Miracles. It is the end but as with all endings it is also the beginning.
As I reach this point of learning I also recognise that it was more of an unlearning, of all that is not true, all that is not whole.
If I was to give you one main lesson I have taken from this course, it would be this; That you already are everything, already are whole, you are what you’ve been seeking. Yet along life’s journey we can get caught up in an illusion that covers our truth, one that can easily be cast aside in any moment.
In each moment we always have a choice, that is whether to see through illusions or come from our truth.
In that we can see ourselves as either powerless based on fear,
Or as the truth,
The known, the love we really are, all of us, as we were born as.
Being as creators and teachers in all we do.
We always have this choice. ❤
All is here
Only here is now
Only now is here
All is here
I am here,
~ M. L Adams
Love and peace to you💗