IT IS OK TO BE ORDINARY - YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE THE NEXT DOREEN VIRTUE, GHANDI OR MOTHER THERESA!
While it is very admirable to strive for greatness, whatever that may mean to you, it is a much greater challenge to just be who YOU are and do what you do best, and to walk within that truth confidently, proudly and lovingly each day.
Being on a spiritual path does not necessarily mean that one is actively practicing some form of energy healing, meditation or studying metaphysical subjects and theories. We are all on a spiritual path, no matter how different it may be from the next. We are all on a path of self-discovery, self-knowing and realizing. We are doing this all in our own way. You cannot compare your path to another's and
judge wether that person is stuck or behind in some way. We are all learning necessary lessons.
You know I used to think that everyone had a different piece of the puzzle but I have since come to realize that we all already possess the complete puzzle; each and everyone of us just have a different way of putting it together. It is all 'just' a matter of remembering what we already know.
We also tend to think that we know whats best for another person, and that's how we dish out our oh so well meant advice. Most of the time however, we dont even know what is best for ourselves, so why do we think we even have the slightest idea what's in another's best interest? So I tell you the best thing that you can do is to not attach to other peoples' dramas and their decisions. Some things just need to be experienced. I read Neale Donald Walsh's book "Conversations with God" a while back and one line has stuck with me ever since: 'It helps to understand who you really are, if you do the things that you are not.' This is after all the very reason why we all came here and how this physical world of duality works. In order to know the light we have to experience the dark. In order to truly know what love is we have to experience fear.
To stifle or deny another souls experience of themselves is to negate our very own nature. You deny your very own free will! Does this mean we have to stand idle by if we see injustice, suffering or destruction? Of course not, that is the very essence of who we are. How do we experience? Through each other, through interaction between one another. You have to realize that you make your own experience, but you can merely be an inspiration to others through leading by example. Lessons have to be experienced in order to be learned. The saying: 'Be the change you want to see in the world' describes this very well. It is our attachments to outcomes and the unrealized untapped into power within that keeps us in a perpetual cycle of frustration, fear, worry, anger, suffering and so on. These emotions however are only illusions created by our clouded judgements about ourselves and the way we see the world we live in.