If greatness were easy everyday would be breezy, as obstacles fell, allowing us to dwell in the heights that we imagine. Yet serious seekers know how often it leads us into caverns where we are crushed or are taunted for not having done enough to excel. Oh well; that's what we usually utter as we strive to turn struggles into success. In this regard, we are goaded and guarded together, rejecting anything that says that we will never achieve. Some days the darkness is so dense that it's hard to believe!
Monday, October 29, 2012
We must push despite the pain that punishes.
I just glanced at all my books and degrees and a sense of being defective came over me because I have yet to achieve the thing for which my heart bleeds. It was insulting because I've been seeking since adolescence to be a presence in life. Thus far, though, no one knows I'm here. Sometimes I even doubt my own presence, at least until I experience resistance from being. Only then am I reminded that I am grounded herein, often to my chagrin.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
If greatness is so engaging why are so many people faking pursuit?
If you aren't willing to go it alone it's best to go on away from greatness toward what is the basis of convention. Consider, however, before you do what compromising will do to you. If after this you can reject the risk of greatness then you make compromise the basis of your life. Nothing is inherently wrong with compromise. After all somewhere daily a dreamer dies to her dream and the thing she once deeply desired. Yet so many people today seem to be faking, acting as if they are taking steps toward greatness. Even so, I understand because its demand often overwhelms. But those who are committed refuse to compromise still.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Vanity promises to do for others what it can't possibly do for its self.
Where are you going? More important, who's leading you? Each of us is following something or someone, which will ultimately determine our end. That's why it's important to ask, "Where are we going and who's leading us." If we don't know the guide or the guidelines, how can we trust the guidance? (10/26/98, Work, Why? Diary of a Dreamer)