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‘It’s not hard to decide what you want your life to be about.

What’s hard, she said, is figuring out what you’re willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about.’

Shauna Niequist


The law of sacrifice says that we cannot get something we want, without giving up something in return.

And so, in order to attain something we believe is of greater value, we must give up something we believe is of lesser value.

If there is one thing I have learned practicing a spiritual life, is that sacrifice is a part of it, and the level of my discipline determines my level of success.

For example if we want to become a body builder, we need to invest in training, working out and eating a strict diet. Or if we want to become a marathon runner, we need to get up early, train, and run daily.

Srinivas Rao says, ‘If you want to live an exceptional and extraordinary life, you have to give up many of the things that are part of a normal one.’

And he is right.  My spiritual practice means everything to me, as it connects me to my authentic truth and expands my potential, however, this does not happen overnight.  It is a daily discipline and requires me at times to say ‘no’ to the ordinary, in order to live in the extraordinary!

But here’s the best part, it’s not a sacrifice after awhile, because the outcomes and abundance I receive, far out-way the sacrifice I needed to get there.

And so, if you want something to improve in your life, or have finally decided you don’t want to live with the same outcomes again and again.

Create a practice of change, today.

There is nothing to lose, but our ego and old stories.


“Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice.” -Jim Collins

13 thoughts on “Sacrifice

    1. I agree Kristine. At first, it feels impossible like a journey of a thousand miles, but I took one step at a time and that made all the difference 💕💚🦋

  1. These words come at a pretty special time globally, Karen, as I think a lot of people are now reassessing life trying to figure out what it is they really want. And I think this global environment is an opportunity to understand just what it means to sacrifice – and that is can be a very good word. You make it clear “The law of sacrifice says that we cannot get something we want, without giving up something in return…” as such self-reflection is important for everyone to take the time to figure out. Wishing you and yours the best, and enjoy the weekend ahead.

    1. I agree Randall. Assessing our lives right now and working out what is truly important to us or questioning where have we been putting others first, before our needs is vital for change. I think people associate sacrifice with slaughtering, or evil ha, but for me it’s a choice. And if I go off the pathway to my freedom, I still get to choose again Tomm. Wishing you blessings too and for the new future ahead 🙏🏻

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