Wisdom with Wes: Openhearted Accomplishment, Written by Wes Annac, December 5, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/lemcmcv
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with striving to achieve as much as we can in our short time on earth, as long as we don’t descend into egoism or abandon our cherished values in the process.
We can strive to achieve things without getting upset if we seem to fail or letting our heads get too big if we succeed.
Life is a constant challenge, and we can challenge ourselves from an open-minded and openhearted perspective by trying new things and refusing to give up if they don’t immediately work for us (without being egotistical).
We can recognize that any failure we meet along the way is meant to challenge us, and we can shift our perspective and eventually succeed at the endeavors we embrace. We just have to be willing to embody godliness in everything we do, and when we can, nothing we strive to do will bring us out of alignment with our spiritual nature.
Some spiritual teachers tell us that striving to achieve anything causes a misalignment that can distance us from enlightenment, but I think we can strive from a spiritually aware perspective and, if we try hard and show patience, succeed at everything we try.
Strive is kind of a loaded word depending on who you talk to, but even though I’ve spoken out against it, I don’t think it’s the boogeyman a lot of seekers assume it is. I’ve shunned it before, but now, I see that we can strive without losing our spirituality.
To do this, we’ll have to refuse to get upset if things don’t go our way and recognize that even if we fail at something, we’re still spiritual beings who are worthy of Source’s love and the higher consciousness that comes with it.
We can use our godliness and our universal patience to answer any higher calling we feel compelled to answer, and only if we abandon certain ideals while we strive to accomplish something will we fall short of our ultimate goal, which, in my opinion, is unconditional inner peace and acceptance.
What will you openheartedly accomplish today?