Transformation Lesson #9 2009The Willingness to Learn
Today’s lesson is about learning – specifically, how much we can learn from each other. And that is something that this transformation community offers all of us right here and now.
For example, Marty Goldman, the first 2008 Transformation Champion, is online here just about every day and is happy to answer people’s questions about how he accomplished such extraordinary results. And, Marty’s weekly videos are just a click away. I've learned so much from watching these videos again and again. They help remind me of the power of this process and how truly real and rich the changes are.
By the way, we’ve made a great new upgrade on our video broadcasting horsepower. The picture is much bigger and better, the sound is improved, and the streaming is smoother. You can see the new format on Marty’s Intro and Finale now. Our whole broadcasting system will be continually upgraded in the weeks ahead.
In addition to the transformation videos, I learn a lot from reading people’s profiles and blogs. My favorites are the ones from people who are following the assign-
ments, doing their work, and authentically and enthusiastically sharing their experience. For instance, one of the best examples I’ve seen of how to do the first assignment has been done by CreatingGoodness. What a wonderfully open, creative, and insightful example this is. Be sure to check it out when you have a moment.
Also, Dude’s profile, blogs, and homemade videos are outstanding. And so are his results so far. Click here to see for yourself. What I like about “Dude’s” approach is that he’s obviously doing some serious work but he’s also having fun with it. And that’s the way it should be. This Transformation Challenge is as much about a change of heart as anything else. The lightening of the heart equals enlivening of the spirit. When we can see the signs of that happening and we can feel that we’re letting go of the “inner heaviness," then we’re really getting somewhere. And I believe that many of you are beginning to notice this – even if it’s subtle right now, it’s powerful.
You see, this transformation is not a “fight.” It’s not a “battle.” It’s not even really a competition. At the beginning point, it might seem like it is these things but now that you‘re moving along in the process, you’re probably starting to have a shift in your perspective. Rather than competition, it’s about cooperation. It's about each of us doing our part to BE THE CHANGE, so that we can all win. There’s enough health, enough energy, enough enthusiasm and enough kindness, compassion, and generosity, for everyone. As a matter of fact, these qualities are infinite. And instead of this being a fight or a battle, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if you were starting to recognize that the kind of progress we’re aiming for – spiritual progress – is much more about letting go of the struggle, surrendering the fight, and going with the Divine Will, instead of resisting it. What I've discovered is it's a lot better, a lot more fun, and a lot healthier to live this way.
And that’s exactly what Michelle T, a Transformation All-Star and veteran would certainly confirm. Her physical transformation is stunning; one of the best I’ve ever seen. And when I met her last month, it was immediately apparent that her inner transformation was extraordinary as well. Michelle has “it.” That inner radiance and happiness – that inner confidence, faith and genuine kindness which we all have the potential to embody.
And so today’s assignment is to invest a little time in learning from others, right here on the site. Be careful not to limit yourself by connecting with just a select few. This is an extremely positive, safe, and transforming environment which makes it a great place to make new friends every week while nurturing existing friendships.
Okay… I’ve shared a few examples of transformation teachers whom I admire. The fact is there’s dozens and dozens more. What I’m hoping you’ll help me with is acknowledging someone who’s mentored you on the transformation path so far. For example, someone whose profile you’ve been inspired by or somebody whose given you some authentic, sincere and beneficial insight when you needed it. Perhaps some of these mentors fly under the radar and are relatively unknown here in the community. Perhaps your comment below can shine a little bit of the spotlight their way. This will allow us to get to know each other better and become even more of an interconnected community of teachers and students who are all making healthy changes in our lives.
Looking forward to your comments and insight…
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