Competition is the contrast to enlightenment, without it how would truly know what enlightenment is. There must be contrast in all things, each must have its opposite for us to gravitate to our truest desires.
Creation surrounds us daily. With creation comes a story or history. We all have our own personal history allowing us to know more about ourselves to grow and have the opportunity to change who we are or became.
What kind of society have we created where kids are killing kids killing their parents babies having babies kids being tried as adults carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders not living the life that was given but living the life that was taken
When we think of power of personal self we generally relate it to our independence. In our conditioned way of thinking, our independence gives us freedom to do as we choose. What are we choosing to do with our freedom, our independence? In life, we continue to assert ourselves with the choices made, for example, when a child comes of age they move out of the family home to prove self-worth.
I'm sure we have all heard the phrase "life happens”. Life does happen whether we want it to or not. Life happening is inevitable. We wake up with a plan, we follow through with a plan, we plan major life events or altering decisions, and we attempt to plan our whole life.
Today’s current economic struggles causes heighten stress levels, which lead to other illnesses, some resulting in death or suicide. It's quite understandable why and how people act when they loose their home, job and livelihood. They identify with the possession bringing meaning and definition to their life. We also can't rule out habitual addictions. These are the worst ones. They often go unnoticed by the one with the addiction, but see and known by close family members and friends.
When we think of the words hope and trust, we think the words have the same meaning. Hope give us an emotional since a situation will improve and keep offering the like emotion until the undesired situation has dissolved.
The conscious choice is being in complete awareness of the choices already made, predetermined. When we come to a place of decision our soul has made the choice leading to the next level of unlocking or remembering who we are. However, when we arrive at place of indecision our soul has made the choice guiding us to be awakened, but we fail to see the logic or understanding of the choice already made.
My thought for this is week is about happiness. This has been a thought swimming around in my head for a few weeks. Then it occurred to me, I have written about the topic a few times for Thank You Thursday. I went back to read the entries on the blog and below are a few lines that stood out for me I would like to share.