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Michael Levy is a professional optimist. He is an international radio host and the author of ten inspirational books. His new explosive book is titled; "CUTTING TRUTHS" It is now available at Amazon and Michael's website. Michael's poetry and essays grace many web sites, newspapers,... More
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  • A Fish With BIG Ideas 0 comments
    Dec 14, 2013 9:37 AM
    Sometimes, Investing in the markets may make us feel like a fish out of water.

    The following article may seem like a children's story, but for those who need to look a little deeper, it opens the mind to be the best it can be.

    Thus...

    I Am, Therefore, I think.

    Simon was a little fish with big ideas. He lived in the deep waters of a large ocean that was not charted on any map. The reason being, human beings had yet to become an animal that lived on earth. In fact, there were no animals or birds on earth, for most of the surface were covered with salt water.

    When Simon was just a little toddler, he loved to swim and frolic with all the other deep-water fish. However, as he began to mature into a teenage fish he started to wonder where all the light beams that shone down on him through all the darkness came from.

    Some days it was very dismal indeed, whilst other days the waters seem to illuminate with a fascinating glow. He soon realized the closer he swam to the surface, the brighter it would become. However, all the other older fish told him he must not go too near the surface; otherwise, he would perish from too much light. You see, they were also told by their parents that too much light will destroy them, so they always feared the light and stayed deep in the water where very little light shone down from above.

    Simon would have none of their superstitious fears, for when he grew bigger and stronger; he left his family and began to live much closer to the surface. One day he met another fish named Suzy and found love, joy and synchronicity with each other at first sight. They became fish soul mates and swam everywhere together.

    One day Simon and Suzy both thought it would be a good idea to see if they could jump out of the water, from beneath the surface, to get a quick glimpse of what it was like to experiencing pure daylight. They were very adventurous. Simon and Suzy thought similar thoughts and wanted to explore everything they could.

    So they took a big deep fish breath and holding fins they leapt out of the water together and seemed to fly in the air for a few moments before plunging back below the surface. Wow! That was the most exhilarating experience they ever savored in their short lives. Repeatedly they sprung from the depths and into the glorious sunlight. Day-by-day they were able to stay out of the water a little longer and could fly further above the surface.

    One evening when they were enjoying their evening meal of plankton, they both wished they could sprout wings and fly. They knew if their secret wish was revealed to any other fish, they would be ridiculed and become a laughing stock. Every moment they focused their thoughts together as one being and imagined flying through the air and never returning to the water.

    A few years went by ... Simon and Suzy had become fully-grown fish. They continued to enjoy their fun and games of flying above the surface of the water for a few seconds and then returning. One day something different happened. Like a miracle, when they started to fly, lo and behold, they flew higher and higher. They began to glide through the air on wind currents. All of a sudden, they discovered their dreams and wishes had come true. Simon and Suzy had sprouted wings and they could fly through the air with the greatest of ease.

    After a while, they spotted land ... An island with an abundance of trees and plants with delectable berries. A miracle had indeed occurred ... Because they persisted in their belief that one day they could fly; amazingly, they had transformed themselves into birds.

    Simon and Suzy were the first birds on earth. They had found a paradise island that supplied all their food and shelter. As time progressed, the couple produced a large family. Perhaps the birds you see in the sky today were fashioned because, two little fish with big ideas, had a great thought. They understood that all creative thoughts come from an infinite source of intelligence that can create and evolved all manner of creatures large and small.

    Just ponder for a few moments what a fantastic miracle it is, that a spinning rock in space, metamorphosed itself into a superabundant paradise called earth. Look around the country at the beauty of the mountains, lakes, flowers and trees. Look in the shopping mall stores at all the ingenuity of humanity... Take a look at all the super products and produces you can purchase... Everything you see came from nothingness. Live alchemy ideas, which amazingly manifest from… universal intelligence. Some of it is artificial products, most of it nature made, but all of it came from the same source of intelligent ideas.

    Also, just ponder for a few moments... If your father did not have a wink in his eye and an amorous thought in his mind, his sperm may not have entered your mother's egg. You may never have existed if a thought in your parents mind did not turn into an act of lovemaking. The minuscule one cell they reproduced had access to all the intelligence of the universe. Moreover, that one little cell that reproduced itself into billions of cells is now you in all your grown-up glory, which still has access to infinite universal intelligence. The only thing that can block your connection is your intellect/ego.

    The potency of thought is very powerful, and if it can turn a fish into a bird. Just think what a wonderful, spectacular utopia, every human being can turn their lives into. All it takes is a vivid imagination and a continuing-conscious-connection to the creator/evolver of all things bright and beautiful.

    "Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now." _ Attributed to Goethe?

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