To be happy, we must fulfil our innate potential. Otherwise, we will feel frustrated at some level. In fulfilling ourselves, we will naturally contribute something of worth to the world. Selfish ambition, whether blatant or secret, destroys many a friendship and many a career. Selfish ambition cannot help but see others as competition. If someone else is succeeding, we think that means we are not, or perhaps not as well as them. Dedication to the good of all, including ourselves, takes the ill-will out of competitive thinking and makes the way to success smoother than we could otherwise orchestrate. We will have God-good on our team.
To follow our destiny, and have generosity and goodwill towards others, gives us fearless confidence. We know that we will have our place in life and that it will bring us enjoyment and satisfaction. We will not be afraid to pursue our path with all the energy and determination we can draw into our short lifetime. When things go well, we will be gracious and grateful. When they do not, we will be hopeful. We will neither puff up with pride nor blame ourselves with recriminations of failure. Not only does such an approach save us from the never-ending stresses of competitive and ill-willed human interaction, but it makes our life a prayer.
We can accept everything good with open hands, but those hands need not grasp and cling with fear. We open our palms Heavenward with thanks that we have been given every beautiful gift which has come our way. We will not overly grieve that which changes. Sadness will not become our constant buddy but an occasional visitor who we patiently entertain with the knowledge that the visitor will soon be gone. We will not resent the success of others. What blesses one, blesses all.
Every one of us is a unique manifestation of infinite, divine Love-Intelligence, and there are no two individuals alike. Therefore, it makes no sense to compare, and if we do compare, we fail to bring into manifestation our uniqueness and to find fulfilment in life. Thomas Hora
In practising these attitudes, an irrepressible, alive, and glowing radiance will grow within us. It protects us from many human problems and is a healing balm. It brings relief to a world with much brutality on all levels. We have the inheritance of spiritual beauty. For some, it is more evident. For some, it is more buried. It is our life task to align with that beauty more fully and release all the ugliness which seems to get in the way.