The true objective of life is to attain wisdom through experience. This cannot be accomplished by giving in to the difficulties of life, but only by overcoming them. There is no assurance that you shall have an easy time and be happy ever afterwards. Yet, the true rewards are not made to those who fail in life’s battle, but to those who overcome the obstacles of life.
It is common phenomena that the majority of people are after an easy life, a good time, freedom from responsibilities and care. But it seems that in spite of all their seeking of superficial things in life, they can never find what they desire. There is always a deep emptiness in their fundamental feelings of pleasure, something that robs them of true happiness; or, possibly, combinations of circumstances conspire to upset all their plans.
The paradox in life is that the true goal of life is not the attainment of happiness, yet if we attain the true goal of life we find happiness. Those who are ignorant of life’s true purpose and who seek happiness high and low, year after year, fail to find it. On the other hand, those who recognize the true goal of life, and follow it, attain happiness without seeking for it.
In times, people seek joy of achieving things with little effort, but the easy life they seek constantly eludes them, simply because there is no such thing. The only life that is easy is the life of the strong soul who has overcome the ups and downs in life. This life is not easy in reality, but appears relatively so because of the personal spiritual strength.
It is impossible to have an easy life, and, if it were possible, then life would be not worth living, for the sole goal of life is the building of character and the attainment of wisdom through experience. Life to all of us must always be full of brick walls, and by overcoming those brick walls we show our dedication and how badly we want to gain certain experiences. True happiness is achieved by those wise and awakened souls who are seeking for Truth and Spiritual Fulfilment and who desire to overcome life and its difficulties, instead of weakly giving in to them.
We know that we have to meet trouble and overcome difficulty in order to attain wisdom and build up character. The question, then, is not whether we shall meet the trouble and adversity or not, but rather, how we shall meet them. Shall we be winning or shall we be overwhelmed? Shall we overcome life’s difficulties or shall we give in to them?
Some people have submerged as drifters on the sea of life. They are also carried by the current. It is only the few who realize that they have the Power within themselves to raise superior to all their difficulties, overcome their own weaknesses, and, through winning experience, attain wisdom. Success depends, more than anything, upon true faith in the good purpose of life: the faith in the Power within yourself and the ability to overcome every obstacle in your path.
The extent of the Power that you can bring into your life is the measure of your faith in your own abilities. If your faith is small, then your life will be lacking in achievements. If your faith is large and strong, then great things will happen in your life. All that is required is an unquenchable belief and trust in the Power within you. Even the weakest and most timid can make use of this Power. There is the same Power in the timid and weak as in the brave and strong. The weakness of the former is due to a lack of faith and belief in their own abilities.
People who realize their own real spiritual identity, know that their soul can never die, that they can never be defeated, that they can never really fail. They may lose the physical body through the change that is called death; but the true spiritual being, can never die. Neither can truly fail, though in our feelings we can perceive as defeated a thousand times we must realise our Power to rise again.
Only have faith in the Spiritual Power within you and you can know all the joys of overcoming and achievement.