You know there is a tendency, nay, dare I say, a first reaction to assess where you are in relation to where someone else is! All very well if you are on the up escalator and the person you want to meet is on the down towards a different train on the London Underground. But that’s extreme. Eh? And I don’t really like extreme.
The thing is that, compared to you, no other person matters unless of course, and again we have to use the simile of ladders, you’re both on the corporate ladder vying for the same position, then naturally it matters. But in the grand scheme of things it does not. Even your position on the stairway to enlightenment is only of concern to you since there is no competition and the pathway is as wide or as narrow as you wish to make it!
[And this is where a split personality helps – only joking! From my own experience I can say I was very happy in my job(s) which in a strange way I saw as an extension of my other life of healing and spirituality. Of course now I see nothing strange in that extension, as it all became part of a beautiful whole.]
Strange isn’t it? I always wonder where my readers are in the world as I guess there is a natural hope that, if we are in the same country, one day we may meet! Is that it? Do we all yearn for connection? At the same time I am thrilled that some are obviously on the other side of the world, and it’s fantastic that we can reach or read each other in this way!
As far as you, your life and development are concerned it is important to know where you are, but not in relation to anyone else. It is important for you alone to know where you want to be in relation to where you are and also where you need to be.
The latter takes you from the everyday concerns to the idea of not where you see yourself physically, but to where you feel you need to be spiritually (Enlightened?) For instance: What is your true purpose in this life? Do you feel that you are fulfilling that purpose? If there is a nagging feeling that perhaps you are meant to be doing something else in a different place, then that is probably right for you. The gut instinct is often the right instinct!
If you are unhappy that is a sure sign that something needs to change and only you can change it. Don’t look for outside energies of any kind to make the change for you, or blame them for where you find yourself right now. Your unhappiness is the only guide you need to where you will be happy, and the only thing that matters is where you want to be in relation to where you are now. This may sound a bit selfish but only you can make the changes necessary for you to feel that you are following your true purpose, and the only measure of that is your happiness.
It does not mean however that life will suddenly became plain sailing, once you have made the change, but that’s what you should expect from a life of true purpose where you can show what you are made of and grab all the opportunities to fulfil your purpose and ensure your happiness. You know ‘Carpe Diem’!
The only one you have to prove anything to is you!
Be happy, Love Hanukah