“Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.”
~ Tony Robbins; American author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and life coach.
“The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.” – Colin Powell; American elder statesman and four-star general in the United States Army.
The ego-driven man, the one who lives focused on the fake thrill of material success, the one who lives envisioning a better future constantly, is the man who dwells in obsession and does not understand life itself, thus he makes selfish competition and running over others priority in his own life, thus he forgets his own greater self in the process.
But how can this man ever stop his own mind from searching and enjoy the moment if he is always seeking thrills and excitement…?? And how can this man experience the happiness living in each moment, whether considered good or not so good moment, when his mind is always lost in the outer pursuit of money and pleasures…??
This man can never know true happiness because for him happiness is a mere concept where he lives, in his mind, in his ego-driven lifestyle of selfish competition; thus, this man seeks out there constantly for value and for blissful experiences, but he never finds them because he misses the eternal condition within.
He indeed misses that spark of love and intelligence, of wisdom and peace, living beyond his own ego-centered activity which keeps him always busy making money and trying to find ways to entertain himself more and more while escaping from his own inner emptiness. He thus misses life’s moments with himself and his loved ones because he dwells in his rushing mind.
This lost man seeks things out there with the ego-driven process of selfish competition because he does not feel whole.
But there is also the man who understands and knows that happiness really lies within himself, so he seeks nothing out there; but, out there in the world of form, he works hard, intelligently and faithfully, to acquire what he wants, he studies and analyses what he wants, but he never makes competition a priority because he is already whole.
He is full and does not need competition. And so, whosoever is full and knows himself from within does not fall into the temptation of desperately seeking to be full further. Thus this man is not greedy or envies others and tries to compete to be better. He only works diligently each day to be unique, not better than the rest but unique as himself.
What defines you as a human being each day indeed is the man or woman you decide to be in your thoughts and in your behaviors.
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