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Releasing Resistance to Success


Sometimes the word “success” makes me cringe, and I think of a carrot dangling from a string on a stick right in front of our face. Do we ever reach it? Do we become slaves to society by constantly striving for success and a greater image? What if we stopped reaching for something else and learned to accept where we already are? I think that its a wonderful thing, but what growth happens when peace and contentment take precedence as our view of achievement in the future becomes apathetic? Acceptance is very important, but if you want more, why sabotage yourself from the success of achieving great things? Perhaps even the word greatness holds a bitter taste when we feel we might be trying to fill the void of ourselves with something fleeting, or it seems to come from pride and arrogance. I believe though, its okay to want more whether its fleeting or not, and that as important as it is to accept ourselves exactly for where we are, its just as important to allow ourselves our desires to succeed and have the type of life that we want, and our own idea of greatness without having to be greater than others. We don’t have to accept where we are if we truly don’t want to.

When we are disappointed, we are taught to lower our expectations, and perhaps to hope less, and that way it wont hurt as bad when things don’t go our way. We are also taught that wanting things to go our way is childish, so we should be mature and go with the flow and appreciate what we have. God has a bigger plan they say, and sometimes yes, there is a destiny out there for us that we are unaware of, and its good to go with the flow and appreciate what is already here and the beautiful miracles that come into our life that can only come about by the grace and magic of the universe. The thing is though, if you are a visionary, and if you are blazing a new and magnificently glorious trail, it doesn’t always work for you to simply relax into the flow. Sometimes you need to go against the grain. And with this you will encounter one of the most difficult paths. You are going to meet countless disappointments and failures, and it is going to burn. Its going to knock you the fuck down. You might even give up, and enter a state of complete despair and hopelessness as your broken heart reopens and reminds you of all the shit that has gone wrong and hurt you in your life. This is okay, pain is okay, and you might even say it is inevitable when you no longer want to settle for mediocrity. Feel it.

Let the darkness of disappointment completely consume you. Let it bring you to your knees into the pit of despair, and in that place, bring your fire, your heart, and let it fucking explode. Let inspiration light your spirit alive and scream through each and every heartbreak and let down you experience as you reach for something even better than that which you think you have lost or never gained. This is what brings us to a breakthrough into the reality beyond anything that we have dreamed of. Its okay to enjoy where we are, but its also okay to continually move towards grass that is truly is greener, and settle into that growth. If you want Idyllic, you can work for it, and enjoy that work when it comes from inspiration. The universe will back you up, but may seem to be against you for some time until you get the ball rolling. The bigger the dream, the more momentum you will need. It may take a long time, and many let downs. As the work continues on and on, and you relax while efforting, you will then see that you can enjoy and appreciate each and every manifestation as it comes and goes, and  some of the truly delightful manifestations may stay for what seems an eternity and grow with you, as you finally arrive to a reality that feels like home.