Lesson 1: Wisdom
The best wisdom in the world is worthless if a person isn’t ready to move with that wisdom.
A Wise Person leaves another person enough space & time to grow.
A Teacher preps a person for the lessons they will need
A Wise Teacher does both.
Lesson 2: Release Drama
How are your challenges going today? As I ask this, I was thinking about the nature of challenges. A simple truth in helping a person move through life is this:
Never confuse Drama to be the same as a Challenge.
Drama is merely unnecessary conflict within a story. The only challenge in dealing with drama is in how to release it. Challenges are moments of hard work, never to be shied away from and being a chance to grow again. The trap is the desire to feel your story more deeply and then to unconsciously create drama in the need for a challenge.
Avoid being a drama queen creating your own mud and instead be an adventurer of life plowing through any mud you do encounter!
Lesson 3: Spiritual Growth Includes Personal Integrity
Inspiration is amazing, the lightening second that energizes you.
Yet it isn’t enough.
Love is incredible, that bliss of becoming more…
Yet it isn’t enough
We focus on the action, the grand slam, the leap into grace… yet none of that is possible without: Confidence, Acceptance, Respect and Integrity. These 4 aspects are the baseline and our foundation.
The first step to spiritual growth, to all long term solutions to a problem, is simply building up a foundation, to be stronger, to support that grand-slam inspirational insight you strive for later in life.
So take a few seconds today, respect yourself, take that time to heal a little and in that healing begin to discover your own personal integrity. It may not be as sexy as inspiration but this is the launching pad for your greater achievements in life.
Lesson 4: Embrace Ordinary
The beauty of what is around us isn’t extraordinary, it’s always present and open for us to explore. Even moments shown as breathtakingly amazing… are still breathtakingly ordinary! Likewise, the horrors of what we face aren’t extraordinary. Our problems stem out of people acting in normal ways, but acting without kindness. Such actions add up over time into destructive end results.
The crisis and pictures from the refugees in Europe, from the wars in the middle east, from the police brutality in the USA all illustrate the fact that the horrors we face are also problems of every day life.
We can challenge and face these problems!
It’s only because the challenges we face seem so large, we balk and then think it isn’t possible to change it. So people stall in changing how they act. We all can live in an amazing world, even now with the challenges which are quite apparent. You and I can connect to amazing things.
The question comes down to style. Are you willing to live in a graceful manner? It’s acceptable to be timid and start with small steps.
Let others follow your lead. Be patient but persistent in your graceful, kind actions. Find your amazingly ordinary life and live it fully and then that is what becomes extraordinary, by being a full life.