There’s a lot of information on the web today written by well meaning teachers which implies that failure is something bad but you just have to find a way to accept it and deal with it. A lot of people who claim to have your best interests at heart will often say life is hard and you just have to accept it.. None of these ideas are fundamental truth and if you’ve resigned yourself to accept them as such then it’s highly unlikely that you’ll get a chance to create an effortlessly thriving lifestyle even with all the modern opportunities that have now opened up. To break this old and ignorant view of life, permit me to share with you what experience and the keen study of the laws of mind have taught me.
Firstly, life is goodness and it is full of wonder, abundance and joy that is only awaiting your recognition. You are more than just a physical human being and you’re certainly not your mind. You are individualised spirit eternal, magnificent, full of greatness and infinitely abundant. You came into this physical body already rich beyond measure but, the quality of life you get to experience in this life you’ve been gifted with is very much determined by the idea and belief about life that your mind holds as truth. So while fundamental truth shows you are already rich, intelligent, successful and so on, your perceptual truth is what will become your daily reality whether it matches fundamental truth or not.
The work you have while on this human journey is to make sure that you align your personality – little mind with the universal mind. That you align your personality with your soul’s purpose because living from that perspective allows your mind to expand and hold a bigger vision – a bigger cup that allows more of the living spirit to flow and express in bigger, better, bolder and more beautiful ways.
Where does failure come in?
Well, failure is only feedback letting you know that you are deviating from the success path that is naturally yours. It’s a spiritual alarm clock that is meant to wake you up. When someone calls you and the phone rings and vibrate, do you sit there staring at it feeling sorry for yourself? Of course not! You know that it’s a signal you need to respond to if you wish to receive the message that is being transmitted to you on the other line. Although this is a trivial example, it’s not too far from how I want you to start looking at any seeming failure. You need to take it as a signal that’s either helping you gain more clarity about what you really want or it’s helping you figure out the real and true path that will lead you where you wish to be. There is nothing big about failure, and it’s totally unnecessary that we tend to blow it out of proportion and use it to make life appear negative, unjust or hard.
In our dualistic world, failure is in perfect harmony but we need to recognise it for what it really is otherwise we make it our worst enemy by giving it power that does not belong to it. So take your feedback, see it for what it is and learn the truth about life and yourself. The misunderstanding of failure, much like that of being grateful for everything in your life needs to be cleared up before clarity and freedom can set in. Anyone who tells you to be happy about failure or to give thanks for actual evils in your life is still asleep and misses the whole teaching. You cannot feel good about something bad. You cannot feel good about being a looser or failure. Your mind just wouldn’t accept it! And so of course there has to be a deeper meaning when we speak about being grateful at all times for everything. This deeper meaning and understanding is what you need to touch and internalise. When you do, you’ll finally start to see why success is all there is and what failure really means in your life.