Failure is Imagination
May 31, 2015
Failure is just a word, an accusation by someone being a failure at seeing the good in what they judged and condemned. Accepting the word ‘failure’ as a condemnation of yourself is ‘self-torture’. Failure is a ‘bully’ word that has permeated the mindset of infinite undeserving people who are psychologically molested by the words of others without consideration of why it’s a disingenuous label that serves no one.
Once I knew a man who was seemingly extremely successful, by societies standards, in everything he did, until one day his wife left him for a far less successful co-worker. Over the next few months, and in fact several years, he inflicted great emotional pain on himself to the point of losing all his assets, as well as his drive to accumulate more great wealth. Truth be known, he had lived in self entitlement with the air of being superior to everyone. I finally convinced him, though he thought for the longest time that I was nuts, that because of his ‘alleged misfortune’ he for the first time, had an open opportunity to find the spiritual wealth within himself through the path of ‘intentional suffering’. He has since accepted his position as a spiritual opportunity, and not failure. Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. People will come and go, that’s life!
The ego creates failure by saying:
“I’m not good enough.”
“No one likes me.”
“He shouldn’t treat me that way.”
“The future holds nothing for me.”
“I can’t do anything right.” “I fail at everything I
try to do.”
“Problems at work are all my fault.”
“My partner needs to change for me to be happy.”
“I know I’m going to get fired.”
‘’I have loved. I have lost and I have changed. It has been difficult but I have learned so much from it. I have learned that people can hurt you so deeply and not even worry about you. I learned that good people can change in a minute when their hearts have been broken. I’ve met great people, but mean people as well. But the most important thing I have learned is that every person in this world is strong enough to let go . People come and go and that’s life ! The most important thing is to stand up and realize that you deserve something better than a person who gives up on you.’’ — Unknown
Imagination is a double edged sword that can be positive or used negatively, and destroy you! You are perfect underneath, it’s just that you have avoided seeing it for what you’ve been gullible enough to accept as you being what you see on the outer. To be free is to be free of perceptions that are negative. Failure is a useless word, seek the joy within! Arhata~