This morning I began to think that if I could have my way about anything and everything that I please, and have the ability to mold my current existence, my future and the influence that I have during my time here. As you might guess, the first thoughts that crept up were all about me and my own agenda. But a few moments after my glorious dreamscape of selfish fantasy, the inner-drive of wanting to do good overcame me and I started to think what I would do if I had the means to change the lives of so many much needier than myself. After quite a bit of thought while laying in bed this morning, I came to the conclusion that all I need to be happy is the chance to put forth effort to make a true difference – although, having the resources to make a much larger difference will always be welcome. Lord knows that all the effort in the world can only go so far, without proper resources. So, if working hard for the rest of my life meant that I would be living in a tiny shack somewhere, unknown, alone, yet all of my work paid off into completely changing other people’s lives, then that’s all I really need.
The truth is that no one in the world will have everything they could need and want, so the point is to connect with your inner good and make what effort you can – now, and so forth. For reaching for your inner good is about making peace with your ego, realizing what’s most important, and accepting the humbling of yourself, which therefore connects you with your ultimate happiness.
(Photo by Trey Ratcliff)