From the Editor's Computer
I came across the following quote recently: “Obstructions are good signs, my friend. Good signs, indeed...The bigger the spirit that is trying to be born, the greater the troubles that it must overcome. This makes it stronger.” It is believed this quote is from a chief or elder from a Native American tribe in British Columbia.
It is similar in theme to this quote I found which is attributed to the Dalai Lama, or at least one of his monks: “They [the Dalai Lama and his monks] believe when a lot of things start going wrong all at once, it is to protect something big and lovely that is trying to get itself born – and that this something needs for you to be distracted so that it can be born as perfectly as possible.”
It certainly puts a different spin on the persistent minor irritations that come into our lives, to the seemingly insurmountable mountainous obstacles. In our life journey the road is not always supposed to be free of potholes.
However, you must be working towards the greater good of humanity, locally or globally. Your actions must be promoting love and improving life for others, otherwise the spiritual contract is null and void. Are your actions improving life, or do you just think they are?
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