Monday, January 9, 2012
You Are God's Best Idea! Daily Epigram for: January 9, 2012
"Life doesn't want to be won, but it does ask you to play."-Douglas Holzmeier
What is a winner? Who is a loser? If you would have asked just about anyone three years ago which personality in American sport best exemplified the definition of winner, Tiger Woods would have been on the tip of every tongue. No one was better at what he did for a living – professional golf – than Tiger Woods. Some were even saying he was going to surpass Jack Nicklaus as the greatest golfer of all time. But a funny thing happened on the way to the Grand Slam – Mr. Woods got slammed dunked!
Tiger hasn’t had nearly as much fun in recent years due to poor personal choices that not only dismantled his marriage and family – but sucked much of the magic from his once miraculous golf game. British Opens are no substitute for broken hearts – and he hasn’t won the Open since 2006. How could someone so precise in choosing what club to use to hit a little white ball from 250 yards – be so careless so close to home? Is it possible that we treat what we’ve already won as something we’ve already done?
The fact that Tiger Woods cheated on his wife and family is not the only story - Tiger – as I’m sure he’d be the first to tell you – cheated himself. He not only blew up what he loved – but he did it so cheaply. Tiger sullied his reputation and compromised his career. In other words – he took his eye off the ball. In the famous words of Ty Webb, played by Chevy Chase in the 1980 comedy, Caddyshack, “be the ball”. Or as we say in the spiritual realm: Be the Love that You Are! This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have fun – but you can have your fun and be dedicated to what you love and the ones you love. Life isn’t measured by treasures acquired, but by the love you’ve inspired.
The great thing about the Universe is that it offers Mulligan’s! I believe that Life is Love and Love is God – therefore – God is Life. As long as you are breathing – you’re participating. As long as you’re engaged in the game – why not have some fun? Is Tiger having fun? Not as much as he used to have because he doesn’t end his day wrapped in the arms of those who were most important to him. He will again someday because Tiger is a winner – not as a result of playing golf way under par – but by virtue of his divinity - a child of the most high.
Remember who you really are and what really counts: Love. And that’s something worth a round of applause!
You Are God's Best Idea!
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