The real force that drives most people in life is the idea of gaining things, of “becoming someone.”
Our minds and hearts are dominated by the notion that there is something for us to gain or achieve. We go to school and the entire educational system is based on obtaining certain knowledge, position, and credential in order to place us in this life so that we may gain from it.
Consider for a moment how deeply ingrained (in you) is this absolutely unconscious mindset that looks at every moment as something to get done in order to gain from it. What do you do every day, moment to moment? What is living your life? Is it not: “Trying to get things done”?
With an honest look, we can see that for all our efforts so far, everything we have gained from this world through such a mindset has betrayed us. Even the so-called approval of other people… you gain it and then one person looks askew at you, and it’s all gone. There isn’t anything that we can gain that doesn’t cause us to feel like we’re going to lose something that we need to protect at all costs.
So if the true purpose of this life is not about gain, then what is it about? [to be continued]
In the end, the kindest thing we can do for others is to always remember – as best we can – that within each of us lives the one true source of understanding, of compassion and love, and then strive to be that (spirit) for one and all.
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the true reward that comes with being willing to stand within what the light of awareness wants to reveal to us about ourselves.
Click here to listen to “Come Out of the World and Into Your Own”
Growing pains are required; they are inescapable for anyone who wishes to try on the larger soul. For something greater to be born, the lesser must pass.
On the other hand, nothing is more useless than continually suffering the level of self that basks in bitterness, broken dreams, and the painful ambition that attends the idea of trying to become something special.