We are all prone to relate and extol certain people for their success in life. We also think of such individuals as having a positive vision with the ability to thrive and reach the winning post, come what may. We also commend them for their ingenuity and grant them the full importance for being endowed with ‘foresight’ and ‘inclination.’ The point is all of us are gifted with such faculties — it is, therefore, a paradox that some of us don’t really attempt to connect with the sentiment. This is a major stumbling block. It not only propels us to squander the advantage of being a success story by our own measure, but also benchmark.
For some of us, again, such a direct view of life corresponds to what we lack by way of positive information. This is an ongoing credence. It discourages us from embarking on the path from which our awareness first emerged. The result is we defer relating to the deeper roots of our being, while missing the thin ‘dividing’ line that stands between success and distress. This is like a barrier too, raised by our own prejudices, accompanied by feelings of isolation, depression and hopelessness. Some philosophers have projected this ‘attribute’ as distinctiveness — they have argued too that this is what that separates us from other forms of life. They have also reckoned that it enables us to reach a higher level of consciousness. Other thinkers assert that such a ‘split’ is misguided fervour, or wasted opportunity. Because, each of us, whatever our abilities in life, are blessed to achieve what we want to — the difference being of degree.
When we all connect our aspirations, or universal attributes, and convert them to a wholesome experience, as others who are successful do, our soul, or energy, would be greatly enhanced by the sheer recognition of our cosmic foundation. It is, thereafter, up to us to celebrate the relationship between our abilities and cosmic processes. The problem often is we find extreme complexity in relating to the connection of ‘what-we-can-be’ with objectivity, because we tend to become far too subjective. When this diverse development in the larger world does not accompany our intention to raise the bar, we don’t run that extra mile. We throw in the towel, as it were — we remain, or pretend, to be happy where we are.
Likewise, it is only when we understand what is objectively viewed can the characteristic feature of the human principle be ‘screened’ for similarity between it and corresponding phenomena. Once this is accomplished, it will be fitting to scan the subjective features of our principles and deduce them, because all of us can do more than we aspire for — how far we go ahead and achieve our dreams, goals and objectives is again up to us. What’s more, for an average intelligent observer, which most of us are, we have the capability to communicate, possibly with an effective purpose. Life is not so different for people who have achieved great success from ours. Not that they cannot ‘link,’ or imagine, the emotions and aspirations that swirl in our hearts.
The fact also is the entire route of life of successful individuals is such that others living in proximity often benefit rather than being alienated by their presence. Isn’t it fascinating that several individuals in every community form a coherent system in which each strengthens the whole, not just the parts, while at the same time their own life is enhanced through holistic completeness? When this base is expanded, the greater will be the number and variety of successful individuals.