Consider The Ganesh Factor (Read time 0:27) As the story goes, the musician was down on his knees begging God for help:“Oh, God you gotta help me get this gig at the House of Blues. It means everything to me. If I don’t get this gig at the House of Blues, I will have to quit my career as a musician and take that office job. And you know how I HATE computers! Oh God, if you can just get me this one show at the House of Blues, I promise I’ll go to church every Sunday, stop cheat’n on my wife and give up drugs...I promise Lord.” Just then the phone rang and his agent informed him that the HOB gig is not going to happen. However, he got him booked at the Hollywood Bowl, opening for a benefit concert for diabetes, featuring Tom Petty, John Mellencamp and Sheryl Crow! The musician quickly composed himself and said, “never mind God, I just got a much better gig, thanks anyway!” In the Hindu philosophy the great mythical elephant god, Lord Ganesha is the creator and destroyer of obstacles. Ganesh always works in strange ways, often closing the door to what we think we want for ourselves, and opening the door to what is best for everyone involved.
J Michael Dolan

Consider The Ganesh Factor (Read time 0:27)

As the story goes, the musician was down on his knees begging God for help:
“Oh, God you gotta help me get this gig at the House of Blues. It means everything to me. If I don’t get this gig at the House of Blues, I will have to quit my career as a musician and take that office job. And you know how I HATE computers! Oh God, if you can just get me this one show at the House of Blues, I promise I’ll go to church every Sunday, stop cheat’n on my wife and give up drugs...I promise Lord.” Just then the phone rang and his agent informed him that the HOB gig is not going to happen. However, he got him booked at the Hollywood Bowl, opening for a benefit concert for diabetes, featuring Tom Petty, John Mellencamp and Sheryl Crow! The musician quickly composed himself and said, “never mind God, I just got a much better gig, thanks anyway!”

In the Hindu philosophy the great mythical elephant god, Lord Ganesha is the creator and destroyer of obstacles. Ganesh always works in strange ways, often closing the door to what we think we want for ourselves, and opening the door to what is best for everyone involved.


COMMENTS


Posted By Aaron Wolfson
Ganesh
A roomy trunk provides greater capacity. All good!!!


Posted By Luigi Cappel
Ganesha
I'll take a bit of that Ganesha thanks:) Lets smash some doors down:) Always enjoy your positive blogs J Michael:)


Posted By Stefano
good stuff
Always interesting and thought provoking blog posts. Thank you. Here's an interesting point of view on God. http://www.livingwaters.com/good/


Posted By Atma
The Ganesha Factor
All praise to Lord Ganesha, he has helped me so very much in this life... JaiGuru Dev! Atma


Posted By Brad Parker
Ganesh
May it be ever thus Bapu...


Posted By Stephen
The best
Always the best blogs. Thank you.


Posted By rachel
Only God, could cause one grain of sand to glimmer..on a deserted beach..
Oh Michael, I like this one. Thank you very much:-) and who can part the clouds for us to see the sun...but God.


Posted By Russall
Surrender
When a door closes, I am the first one to hate that theory that another one opens! I look around and I donít see any door. And I pound my fist and curse the sky and have a drink with Jack. Then when I have totally surrendered, finally a door creaks and slowly opens. And I scratch my head and sigh.


Posted By John Tighe
Great reminder
Well, I donít know about any elephant god, but yeah, Iíve been there. Desperate for God, then turning my back on Him, taking credit for all my Success. Itís a great reminder to recognize the real Source. Of creativity and Of success. Not a topic many would bring up. Thanks.

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