During a walk around the community pond today, I came face-to-face with Swami Charles, our name for a homeless guy who has more pearls of wisdom than you’d find at a convention of gurus. I commented on how lovely and elegant the swans looked. “As do the pigeons,” he responded. “Nature makes nothing but first class. Take time to see the beauty in a dandelion and you’ll stop calling it a weed. All plant-life has incredible purpose or it wouldn’t exist. There are no weeds, just beautiful flowers.”
Swami Charles then went on to explain how mankind creates self-imposed pain by dividing people into first-, second-, and third-class citizens. Nature only knows first class. And nature never intended for any of her species to be considered less than that—including human beings.
So follow Swami Charles advice and begin thinking of yourself and your fellow humans as first class. That’s not about feeling arrogant, but about adopting the attitude that you’re marvelously made from the top down and that you can help the world become a better place by showing others that they were made first class, too.
Think about flying under the banner of first class—you don’t even need to cash in any mileage to claim your seat.
Rob White is an author, storyteller & a motivational coach with a purpose. Rob created RobWhiteMedia.com as a way to provide individuals with all the resources they need to wake up to the power of WOW (Wonderfully Obsessed with Winning). Rob has dedicated his life to inspire individuals to realize and accomplish their own life goals by providing seminars, workshops, videos, articles, blogs, books and original animation shorts.
Rob is the author of 180, a guide to achieving “inner strength and outer freedom”, and A Second Chance at Success: Remarkably Simple Ways to Open Your life to Opportunities and Turn Past Mistakes Into Lasting Confidence, Happiness and Success. Rob is regularly featured on the Huffington Post and his original articles are published in dozens of print and online publications.
From his modest beginnings in a small town in Western Massachusetts, he built a multi-million dollar bi-coastal real estate business and went on to become a successful restaurateur. Rob is an expert in the fields of personal and professional growth. Drawing on 30 years of experience researching and testing myriad methods and tools for success, he has developed a concise and enriching program that unlocks the true power of human potential.