“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” MLK Jr.
“One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” MLK Jr.
Love can make the hard-times bearable. However, nothing is worse than finding oneself trapped in a rut. While many of us don’t like change nor hard-times, traversing the same paths repeatedly prevent us from learning from our mistakes. It can retard our ability to love and to mature, as well.
It is more often true than not – learning to persevere in the face of self-centeredness is a tough proposition. We may view that our motives are good (and that may be so) but we fall short all too often. Some approaches become piece-meal and almost half-hearted. However, the reasons for semi-failure are many– 1) not all goals are clear, 2) not all goals are achievable, 3) the paths to achieving the worthiest of intentions may not be clear —even to the planner.
In the instances in that we fail, we can find ourselves in a muddled path.
What can I do to prevent confused goals and intentions?
Perhaps the simplest approach is organize and execute noble paths around ‘small steps’ –even when the end result is the best possible outcome. It may take many, many smaller steps to achieve the ‘grand result.’
Perhaps we should ask ourselves?– Do we recognize red flags or proverbial signs that we are coming short to the goal?
I had a good mentor just recently tell me to pick up the book: The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz. It sounds like a good idea. I had another mentor tell me to return to a more spiritual grounding—
Either path sounds like a more conservative approach to living. And why not? The sign of the times dictates that a better grounding in the spirit may solve many problems–not only my own but those that closest to me. ❤