What is Land Grabbing?
“Excuse me, that suitcase is mine” a very concerned gentleman with raised voice, lower down on the baggage conveyor said anxiously. “No sir, its mine”. I retorted, somewhat irritated by his attitude and particularly the level of his voice.
What often appear to be ‘curved balls’ thrown at us during our lifetime are in fact miracle opportunities. Sometimes they are even timeous warnings of dangers on the journey ahead.
In my life they have, without exception, always been for my expressed benefit.
Flooded with helplessness.
A friend of mine recently returned home from vacation to find his newly constructed house flooded.
The feelings of helplessness that followed were magnified by the story he was telling himself on repeat. That he was an idiot. Naive. A loser. Stupid for not knowing better.
Loss of control.
This was something completely beyond his control. Yet there he was battling Mother Nature head on.
Making himself entirely responsible for the deluge of rain. All powerful. Yet completely powerless. Imprisoned by his thoughts alone.
He and his wife had only lived in their new home for 18 months. A dream house built for retirement.
Every aspect of the design painstakingly conceived. Which only amplified his despair.
But in that moment, the story in his mind was filled with self-accusation and punishment. Second guessing on repeat.
The loop in his head based on the assumption that he was…
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Adapt or Die
If we don’t adapt to our environment, whether this is geographical, political or socially speaking – we won’t necessarily die physically; but what is almost certain, is that we will die to such important issues as opportunity, excitement, discovery, fun and I’m sure you could think of many more.
“Hey Fillipo, stay off the streets, otherwise you will be robbed and murdered. Are you crazy – you want to die?”
“The architect of our universe, did not create it on random impulse, but by very powerful words. For this reason it should be comforting for us all to know, that from day one, the fruit of these words is still growing and can never fail or be over-harvested. Enjoy your life and be grateful each day, for your purpose is only to harvest the abundance of the fruit and not to fear for its lack” sirpeterjamesdotcom