“What is easily done can be easily undone. To move steadily forward on one’s chosen path, step after step, whether or not others are watching; to meet difficulties with the steady, relentless strength of ceaselessly flowing water—such firmness of purpose, such integrity and perseverance builds a foundation that can never be compromised.” – Daisaku Ikeda
Sloth and apathy come into our life when we stop growing and learning.
At no point in our life is there a time where we can sit back and say “There’s nothing more to learn.” Every relationship or partnership involves give and take, surrender and negotiation, and at times this is very challenging.
We say to ourselves “If only everyone would think like I do and just come along with my plans, life would be easier.” That illusion may seem possible in your world but the truth is we have to work with the whole for the whole to work. We are all different and deserve to be listened to and considered.
Overcoming laziness, or the ability to do things that we do not want to do, is a crucial part of gaining success. Things simply have to get done and relationships have to be worked on. When we come to terms with this fact, that in order to grow we will have to face our fears and feel uncomfortable, life becomes easier.
Sloth is about expecting that all we have worked for and achieved will last forever because that is what we deserve. We feel entitled to put our feet up and let someone else do the hard work. There is nowhere to go in life when we keep this attitude. We need to take responsibility on every level, emotional, physical and spiritual.
Making empty promises and indulging in avoidant behaviours that distract you from what you really should be doing, keeps you occupied, and unable to see your true destiny.
Courage will take you to places that you never believed possible. It instills confidence and intuition and the ability to surrender to our ego and connect to a higher self and purpose.
The courageous learn to participate mindfully in life, focusing on what they can do in this moment rather than sitting back and scripting the same story, “If only……”
The courageous choose to explore who they are and who they can become in their relationships and in life. They recognise that they are on this earth to experience love and that their courage will help them face their fears and adapt to the ever-changing circumstances that life presents.
There is never a more perfect time to start then in this moment.
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that
something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon