“If you are what you should be, you will set the world ablaze.”
-St. Catherine of Sienna
Reading through another blog post about how to emulate somebody else’s routine, in hopes it will pass along to you, destroys your own offering.
Taking advice on how to imitate others is nothing more than a denial of yourself. It strips you of any dignity and sequesters you to a lifetime of resentment. You will never be that person.
The life of another, while appealing from basic appearances, doesn’t convey the millions of nuances that has shaped it. Nor are you completely aware of the deep seated consciousness that reveals the secrets of their soul. This in itself may be enough to haunt you.
However, the news for us has always been extraordinary. We have been called to be something more and when we accept this invitation, life becomes challenging.
The world does not want you seeking something greater. It wants you to resolve yourself to a life of mediocrity and conformity. You can be good… but you can’t be great.
Taking even the smallest step towards a greater awareness of yourself, and what you should be, will result in stifling attacks. While these will be coming from well-meaning people, they do not understand the joy found within the depths of this path.
When we defend ourselves accordingly, continue moving towards what we should be and avoid the traps that give us doubt, you become invincible in your resolve.
Then you build a following.
Then the world changes.