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Monday, January 21, 2013

Delayed Daily Musing - January 20th, 2013 - Fulfillment - 履行 - Lǚxíng

Fulfillment - 履行 - Lǚxíng

Find your own vision,
accomplishment follows realization.
Persevere, and stay ambitious.
Only then, will you be able
to achieve negation
of all visions, and every ambition.

~inspired by Deng Ming-Dao

Is ambition itself negative, or are some people simply overfilled with greed and lust? Some ambitions are a result of curiosity, while others are spawned from inner desires. Everyone has individual interests, but we differ on the subject and goal of our interests. As long as these goals do not harm others, they should be exercised, not suppressed.

Many of us are held back by our peers or elders. We are sometimes told we are worthless, stupid, or simply wicked. Sometimes there are valid reasons for these insults, but usually not. Elders, just like youths, can be colored by fear, ignorance, bigotry, or inadequacy. Let no one hold you back from achieving your life's goals (but never lose sight of the first rule - do no harm).

Whatever you do, do it to the fullest. There is no room in life for half-attempts. Keep in mind these few provisions.  Nearing the end your journey, you may achieve your goals, only to realize they mean nothing to you any longer. This is all right, although you may feel intense dejection or disillusionment following the absence of purpose. You have come to the end of one particular interest, and are now free to move onto something new.

Secondly, never let your ambitions determine your life. You are human, and your conscious goals are merely roadside attractions along life's path. Never forget the most basic quest - realize your humanity.

The final goal in this quest, one's ultimate fulfillment, should include a battle against one's fears, with the end result being an eradication of all anxiety. Once you have accomplished this conquest, nothing stands between you and spiritual realization.