“The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.” ~ David Orr How do we define success? And why are we seekers of it? Perhaps if we were to change our definition, then the seeking of it would become more expansive, soulful and of heart. A world ruled by power, money and its existing definition of success does not serve the majority very well, it does not take into account the other earthly beings, and it cannot even consider the spiritual aspect of all. And so we continue on the revolving globe spinning out of control in our effort to achieve success.
How different it would be if instead of success we sought our passions, our longings or our callings? How different life would be if all were applauded for this rather than their economic stature or bank account or degree or title? What if were appreciated for who we were being rather than what we were achieving? I have to wonder.
Perhaps we are to change our definition of success to be one of a state of being our true natural beautiful soul being, living in a life that ripples out with our presence and unique essence so that those who were in need of our gifts and offerings would be impacted positively, freely and with honor. What if we were to honor and cherish those who heal and teach, those who create offerings of love and peace, or those who restore and replenish and bring great integrity to the relationships of all. What if we shifted the success factor from power, control and money to gentleness, love, healing and offerings. How different would the world then be?
Blessings ~ Lisa
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