Last weekend, after taking one of my Zen walks
along the beach, I dropped into a restaurant that
serves gyros. This particular place serves them
better than most – in part because they’re 90%
lamb and 10% beef.
As I entered the restaurant, a Russian lady greeted
me, took my order (double-meat – no bread) and
prepared my meal.
Her name is Anya. She’s 21 with sparkling eyes – and
a round, plumpish figure. She tells me she’s a vegetarian.
I tell her she’s eating too much bread. We hit it off
“Sir, may I sit with you while you eat?” she asks.
“Sure, have a seat,” I reply.
“Sir, I must ask you. You always have time to go
where you want and do what you want. What do you
do for work?”
“I don’t work,” I say.
“Sir, if you don’t work, then how do you drive the HUMMER
I always see you in?”
“Oh, well, I earned the money for it doing what I love to do –
and in my book, that ain’t work.”
“Sir, what can I do to make more money. I come here two
years now and I like it, but I don’t want to spend my life
making pizza. I want to use my talents but I cannot find anyone
who will believe in me.”
“You don’t need anyone to believe in you. First, you believe in
yourself. When you believe in yourself, and I mean REALLY
believe in yourself, you will attract others who will believe in
“But sir, last month my boss here fired me. For one week I had
no job. I didn’t know what to do. I had no money.”
“I understand,” I said.
“And what’s worse, I got in a car accident.”
“Have any idea why that might have happened?” I asked.
“Well, sir, I didn’t just get into ONE. I had TWO. In one
week. It was horrible.”
“What do you mean – BINGO, sir?”
“If you only had one car accident – maybe we
could say you had a bad day. But when you have two
in one week, or even in one year, I can assure you
there is more to the equation.”
“Sir, what do you mean?”
“Two car accidents in a week means your emotional
world is seriously out of balance. You’re either angry or
feeling guilty about something – or full of fear – and all
of that emotional baggage can play itself out in disastrous
ways. Not ALWAYS. But much of the time.”
“You know sir, when I got fired, I was very angry.”
“I’m sure you were.”
“So what should I do?”
“I will bring you a book next time I see you. It’s called
Psycho-Cybernetics. If you will read it and apply what
it teaches, you will know what to do.”
“What will it teach me?”
“It will teach you how to RISE above your problems. It
will teach you how to picture yourself at your best – and
how doing this will build your confidence and begin attracting
to you what you want. When bad things begin happening to
you – you easily attract more bad things. I think you’ve
experienced that, haven’t you?”
“The same goes for good. When good starts flowing into your
life, you attract more good.”
“So how do I get more good to flow to me?”
“You already have it – but you’re not focused on it. You’re focused
instead, on what you think is bad. I came in here today and all
you tell me about are your problems. Not enough money. Got
fired. Two car accidents in one week.”
“But these things really happened to me,” she said.
“I know. At the same time, a lot of OTHER very good things happened
“Like you got your job back. Here you’re still pouting about getting fired –
yet the truth is you got re-hired.”
“And what about the fact that you didn’t die in your accidents. You weren’t
hospitalized. You still have a roof over your head – and plenty of pizza to
This got a laugh.
“Think of all the times you’ve acted confidently, with courage. Think of all
the knowledge you have. Think of your friends. Think of how you live
near the beach and can go for a walk on the sand each day as the
ocean laps at your feet and a cool breeze massages your face. Think of
what you have to be grateful for.”
“So this book will teach me this?”
“That and a whole lot more. Key thing to remember is that YOU are bigger
than your problems. You rise above them by being BIGGER than them – not
by feeling small or acting small.”
I finished my meal and left.
Minutes later, as I was walking along the street, I recalled that I was in this
young woman’s shoes once, too. I got into accidents when I was angry, I
struggled with money; I thought only about the things in my life that I didn’t
Then, gradually, bit by bit, I began to activate the success mechanism within.
As I did this my life began to FEEL better. And as it felt better I had
better experiences. When I focused on and gave thanks for the good flowing my
way – more good things came my way.
Yes, there were and are negatives in the air, too – yet it’s not my job to focus
on them. My job, if there is one, is to focus on what I love and create more of it.
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