March 29, 2012
Occupy Yourself Status: Accepted
"Do you want your tombstone to read: 'here lies the problem' or 'here lies the solution'? Each of us can do great things. We get but one life. Let's make it one where we help others. We have to become
more then we are," says Miles Patrick Yohnke. As a writer, Yohnke is grateful and blessed that his life has touched so many lives and in so many corners of the world. From the release of his composition
"Occupy Yourself" we share a few responses:
"Sensational article! My favorite line is in paragraph nine where you say: "The problem comes in when we think our value is based on what we have, what we do, who we are. Our outer world mirrors our
outer reality." This concept thoroughly ties in line with what "A Course in Miracles" teaches and that is: "our world is a reflection of an inner condition" (that of the ego) and "to go within go without."
This article is a superb observation that the material world never reflects genuine happiness. Focusing on material greed derails any individual from illuminating their God-given gifts of authenticity
designed to bring blessings to the world! It is an honor to be associated with a man who is real and expresses the truth without hesitation. His vigor to live life honorably is clearly demonstrated
in his articles. Miles deserves high praise in his continuous efforts to exemplify conscious living."
--- Sarah Hongerloot / "This Month's Special..."
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
"I have been so unhappy because my success has not manifested. I've always wanted to achieve certain things that will put me in the social standards of success. (Example) If I have a car and money I would
be able to hang out with my successful friends.
I didn't realize that was just putting my happiness on hold. The 'waiting' to be one of the successful people, I just let my life pass me by; missing the present moment because the future will be better.
Reading this article makes me want to do more of what makes me happy NOW and not sit around waiting for the future so I can validate myself. Being happy now is exactly what I need to succeed. I will not
frown towards my present moment because I haven't achieved all I had hoped to achieve. I will keep going, try again and I will be happy while doing it. Being more present."
Johannesburg, South Africa
Awesome piece Miles, filled with in-your-face truths.
"After reading Occupy Yourself, I agree with Mr. Yohnke's premise. Develop yourself, daily. Yet, how many do? There's not enough time, it's too expensive - yet what price will you pay if you don't?
This is a complex world requiring us to be at our best always. We are in the people business. Day after day we have to interact with our fellow human beings. Could we all learn to be better communicators?
Could we learn to be better leaders? Better partners? Better people? Of course!
There are many tools to enrich and improve your life everyday. Listen to a seminar while you drive or walk or run. Sit down and
view a dvd or video that touches on areas you want to improve. Read or listen to a book. Don't wait until tomorrow, because tomorrow becomes another tomorrow and so on and so on. You control your life or you don't.
Thanks Miles for always bringing your best thoughts to paper in the hopes that someone reading your stories and articles will see a bit of themselves in them and decide that today is the first day of their new life.
Your life is like a home that needs a bit of remodeling: putting off improvements until you are forced to is never a good idea. Do what needs to be done, today, tomorrow and every day in your future."
--- Marlene Blaszczyk
Publisher, Editor and CEO of Encouragement
Motivating Moments LLC
"Miles Patrick Yohnke is a brilliant mind, an amazing soul. He is a rare and precious jewel, a treasure awaiting the world's discovery. He's deep. He's real. He's true. Miles does not just talk the talk, he walks the walk.
Therein lies his power to motivate and inspire others to action. Words backed by action alone have the power to touch, move, and inspire others.
Most people are subjected to their bodies, they let their bodies tell them what to do, a lower energy field. To reach that point where your mind dictates to your body, that is the world in which Miles exist.
That energy field, boundless, limitless. He vibrates at a very high energy field. It was said that when Mother Theresa or Gandhi walked into a village, that their very presence raised the level of consciousness in the village.
Through his insight, wisdom, knowledge, discipline, and service to humanity, Miles raises the consciousness of those around him.
I am deeply indebted to Miles, overwhelmingly grateful for him, for pushing me to be all that I can and should be, so that I'm not like the millions of others who die with their songs in their heart."
--- Adrienne Whitner
5th Grade Teacher
South Carolina, USA
To read the story "Occupy Yourself" please follow this link: http://www.motivateus.com/stories/occupy-yourself.htm
Be a contributor to a better world. Add this story to your twitter account, facebook page, blog or any social network you use. Email it to all your contacts in your address book. Let's be part of the solution, not the problem. Through your own sharing of this story, a
positive change can occur within yourself and for the benefit of others.
Miles Patrick Yohnke
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