Posts Tagged ‘goals’

Oh, Still It Was Splendid to Sail It!

July 25, 2011

If your happiness depends on achieving your goals precisely as you have envisioned, on events playing out according to your wishes, or on other people doing exactly what you want them to do, you are condemning yourself to a lifetime of misery.

When everything has to be right, something isn’t.
Stanislaw Lec

Giving your best and learning along the way are more important than the ultimate outcome of your efforts.

And what if I did run my ship (more…)

The Wisdom of Surrender

March 5, 2010

Some goals stay beyond your reach because achieving them would delay your awakening to the wonders that lie beyond material existence.

Prosperity knits a man to the world.
C.S. Lewis

In the darkness of disappointment and regret, the beckoning light of detachment glows ever more brightly.

In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty . . . in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning. And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the (more…)

Maybe You Should Take Your Eyes Off the Prize

July 22, 2009

ripples-in-pondYour thoughts, words and actions are pebbles tossed into the lake of your daily life, creating ripples that extend far beyond your immediate vision. Each of these pebbles subtly alters the unified field (the complex web of divine energy that we call the universe), presenting you with fresh new opportunities and experiences that can imperceptibly heighten your awareness, expand your perspective, deepen your wisdom and rearrange your priorities.

Hence, by the time a long sought-after goal is within reach, you may not find it as meaningful as it once was. Perhaps your original goal is ill-suited for your current level of consciousness. Perhaps the ripples that would have emanated out would have been incompatible with the ripples produced from other people’s actions in the near and distant future. Or perhaps there is a more desirable and appropriate result waiting behind a door that has yet to reveal itself.

Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a (more…)