Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Is Success a Pacifier?

Thumbs Up World!
We are all hungry for something.  Recognition, higher salaries, education, shelter,  functioning transportation, an understanding partner, a stress free job, safe beach to walk on, (presently we are being inundated by jelly fish)  or maybe good health!

Life is this way and growth, spiritual and the physical, happens in stages. Success is the end result of a stage. It may have been a sympathetic response to a thought, what we heard or visualized. Either way, stimulation elicits a response from you and those around you. So maybe the question aught to be "What is your soul craving today?"

I'll never forget the day when my husband announced to me he was going to catch a Tarpon.  It happened innocently enough. We were at our favorite beach, lines in the water and BAMB, a strike. The familiar whine of  fishing line going out and then my rod went like lightening towards the surf, right out of the holder! Never saw my husband move so fast, he grabbed it just in time to set the hook when this monstrous silver bullet lept straight up out of the water a few yards in front of us. The scene was surreal, slow motion, then instincts took over as I grabbed for my camera.  AGAIN, this fish leapt straight up and this time shook his head and slapped down on the surf and our line went limp.
 
This was the beginning of my husband's vow and his research began. What type of hook to get, what bait to use, you name it. His conversation and concentration was on that dang fish!  Rain or shine..he was game. Every time he went fishing he would say; "today might be the day honey" and his day finally came. It was a 40 min struggle, man nor fish were hurt as the tarpon was released to his natural habitat and the news spread to ours. He never gave up and caught success and was content for awhile. Now he wants to land a shark.


One of my greatest mentors shared with me "do few things but do them well, heart felt work grows purely".  (yup, teachers can come through songs) and well it's a truth I have visited many a time. Our conscious mind helps us make decisions every day as it visits with our subconscious in our dreams. Maybe this is what Jesus meant when He said: on earth as it is in Heaven, where there is no need for pacifiers because success will be a 24/7 reality, and no jelly fish in the waters. In the mean time....dream on.

17 comments:

  1. I just went and looked up the song. It's wonderful! :O)

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  2. Nice story. Let us know when he catches that shark! Sorry, I have to share this, and my only excuse is that I've only been up ten minutes... I kept misreading the name of the fish as tampon :)) Thanks for my first (however unintentional) smile of the day!

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  3. mojo..lol ME TOO!! Initially when he told me the name of the dang fish and THEN when i went to get images i was getting a horse; tarpan. lalala So good to see you smile ; )

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  4. How cool!! I hope he gets his shark! Great read :) Jenn

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  5. My beaches are covered in jellyfish too. I hope he gets that shark!

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  6. Cool story!! I will look forward to hearing the success story when he catches the shark!! Great post!

    Kathy
    http://www.thetruckerswife.com/

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  7. I think a lot of fishermen know success, or at least how to pursue it.

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  8. Got that right Tony....and bloggers..fishing for comments...hehe

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  9. I hate jellyfish (was stung by one once). I did love your post though. Good luck to the fisherman.
    Pam
    A Pirate Looks Past Sixty

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  10. Great story, thanks for sharing!!

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  11. Nice post on success. Oh man, that's a big ol' fish! LOL. It looks like that was a very proud day for your husband and the experience is just the thing that shows how much one can accomplish if he or she sets their mind to something.

    While I'm not familiar with the song, I do like the lesson! It reminds me of something a friend told me once about being the best at what you do, whatever it is.

    The Madlab Post

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  12. Very nice approach on success! :)

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  13. That is a huge fish! We go fishing in the summer, just in our little boat on the lakes close to us.

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  14. I like the idea of doing a few things well. It's too frustrating to try to do everything right.

    Joyce
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2011/05/acrostic-success_31.html

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  15. Brenda Namaste,

    Thank you for your comment on my blog and for leading me here! I love what you are sharing and the music is wonderful. It really adds something very special...

    Blessings All-ways,

    julie

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  16. Wow....thank YOU!!!! you know I think I have finally found what I love to do . . . Amazing. . all of this

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