13th March 2019
Success is driven by motivation. Where does this motivation come from? It comes from purpose. When a person knows his or her purpose and feels this deeply then anything can be achieved. Mountains are moved.
But what is purpose?
A great German philosopher, Hegel, wrote at the turn of the 18th/19th centuries that Man is “teleological” in his makeup. In other words, distinct from animals, he is driven by a sense of purpose.
I was speaking with a friend about a Sanskrit word “shraddha”. I thought it meant “faith”.
However, Sanskrit is a sophisticated language capable of expressing love, philosophy and emotion more deeply than modern English. He explained that this word means “where one places one’s heart”.
This made me think.
Where I place my heart is where I move towards.
If I have not placed my heart anywhere then how am I going to progress with momentum?
Whatever the goal, this deep condition is the pre-requisite for extraordinary results.
When we take the time to define where it is that we are placing our hearts and then cultivate our relationship with that place then reality will shift rapidly until that outcome has been achieved.
I see today a lot of action, much sound and fury without sufficient work being done in this arena. You may even say that the addiction to action is in itself an action of avoidance of this deeper state of consciousness.