We have a yearning, a calling, a vision, and a message inside us to expand ourselves towards the infinite.
When we put people on pedestals, they occupy time and space in our mind. If we only see the positive, we are attracted to it, and it runs our life. If we are infatuated with someone, we want to sacrifice ourselves for that person. We minimise our own values and inject his/her values into our life. We want to change ourselves to be more like this person. Precisely at that moment, we become ungrateful for who we are. People we put on pedestals lead us to ingratitude for our own existence. And, because we perceive them having something we don’t, we disown parts of ourselves. Believe me, they don’t have something we don’t. They just have it in a different form. And if we minimise ourselves and want to change ourselves into them, we’ll be living someone else’s life. We’ll be living with shoulds and ought to’s, got to’s, have to’s, and supposed to’s, and all those imperatives of someone else’s making. At the same time, if we get self-righteous or cocky, puffed up and inflated, we impose our imperatives on others and want to change them to be more like us. That’s the moment we become ungrateful for them. Every time we exaggerate or minimise others, we automatically bring a state of ingratitude into our life. We want to be like someone else, or we want others to be like us, but how many of us just want to be loved and appreciated for who we are?
When we love people for who they are, they turn into the ones we love. But as long as we have an imbalanced perspective we spend an awful lot of energy building pedestals and digging pits. The funny thing is that we are absolutely sure our judgment is right. This is where human will defies divine will.
In a state of ingratitude, we want to judge ourselves and others. But if we humble ourselves to the infinite potential that lies within us, we will realise that nothing is missing. It’s just in the form that we have yet to recognise. Once we do, we see that the void was just an illusion, and the value we are seeking is already there in its full potential.
We see that everything is in order, and we enter into the world of the S.O.U.L., the Spirit Of Unconditional Love. In this state, there is no judgment, just an embrace of the divine magnificence in others, as well as non-denial of divinity in ourselves. In that moment, our unconditional love and our gratitude are overwhelming, and we are able to see what is, instead of projecting what isn’t, and we are able to honour the presence of the previously hidden divine order.
Gratitude can be a guiding light in your spiritual quest, it can affect your mind, your career, and your finances.