The other day I was taking a stroll down to the local store to grab a juice with a client/friend of mine. In the distance we see a kind-of-crazy looking guy, he’s doing body popping moves as he walks down the street. Now this is Los Angeles, so we don’t take too much notice.
Continuing our conversation, we wandered into the store and put in the order for a fresh juice. We were at this point talking about money, and people’s different ‘perceptions’ of what they have, don’t have and how this applies to everything: money, mates, opportunities, potential lovers….when, our conversation was suddenly interrupted by the kind-of-crazy looking guy.
My client/friend promptly waves his arm royally to let the guy walk between us as we were blocking most of the aisle that he was trying to pass through. The kind-of-crazy looking guy gives Russell a strange, ‘what are you looking at’ look, then jams his hand into his pocket and pulls out a handful or crumbs. Not knowing quite how to respond to this measly, and rather unattractive offering, Russell does nothing. Then, to our surprise, the kind-of-crazy looking guy grabs the item that Russell is holding in his hand and promptly walks right out of the store….
We were a little thrown by this blatant act of theft and pondered the morals for a while, wondering, is it really stealing when you are a little off-your-head? But then again, is it stealing at all, if it’s just taking what’s really yours? Which begs the question, what is and isn’t yours for the taking?
Now onto my favorite part of this story. After the guy had walked out with Russell’s food item and we had stopped laughing at the craziness of this event, he wandered over to get another packet of the same stuff. Curious, I asked to see what it was. This had me in stitches. It was a brand of raw organic vegan bread. Nothing funny about that you might think, until you’d read the brand name and statement:
Love Force: You’ve waited your whole life for this….edible love, light and happiness!
So, the question is: what are you taking in your life — crumbs or Love Force? What do you or don’t you believe is yours for the taking: a relationship, a new job, a new house, a new life – something you’d really LOVE to have.
What’s really stopping you from having these things, is it the things you blame—your boss, the recession, the kind-of-crazy guy in the street, your husband or wife—or is it just that you don’t believe it’s yours for the taking?
If you don’t believe that LOVE is yours for the taking, follow the kind-of-crazy looking guy – he might just be able to teach you something!