Challenges Raise the Bar

A spirit teacher shares timeless wisdom with me, but
it seems to require never-ending intellectual, emotional
and spiritual development. I obviously don’t have what
it takes to absorb what He seems to think I can.

I struggle, as many others surely do, to live within
constraints not entirely of my own choosing.

Spirit claims that I do choose and am trying to avoid
accepting responsibility for choices I freely make.

But, how free are we to make choices when often
the choice I seem to need to make is the lesser of two
or more unacceptable options?

Spirit is unimpressed with my whimpering. It doesn’t
move Him. Constraints, He tells me, are necessary
to future progress in any discipline or area of
human development, including spiritual, intellectual,
or physical in that they provide challenges to our
present level of skill, as well as serving to soften
our ego’s otherwise smug sense of satisfaction in
the moment of victory.

Challenges that we have struggled to face and overcome,
He claims, seem to whisper in our inner ear, “Perhaps
we should raise the bar”.

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2 thoughts on “Challenges Raise the Bar

  1. Jean, I anticipate the time when ‘His’ voice and yours will be known to you as One. That you are able to hear this wise part of yourself means more than you perhaps know. This “never-ending intellectual, emotional
    and spiritual development” is the invitation. Clearly, you have taken up the mantle. Kudos to you, dear one!

  2. Bless you, Bela. I wish I was made of more than I seem to be capable of becoming. But, rather than seeking to be one with my Spirit teacher, I want to learn from Him somewhat of the depth of understanding and awareness He has in order to become, what? I don’t know. Perhaps it comes through our posts that I feel both attracted to and resistant of His confidence in His own knowing. Perhaps we each serve the other, more or less. Channeling His wisdom is perhaps considered by Him as service in lieu of tuition fees?

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