Daily Inspirational Message for March 31, 2014

acceptance - sunset2“It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect.
The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become

towards the defects of others.”
– Joseph Addison

It’s funny how in striving for excellence or perfection, we can acquire some rather imperfect qualities that can lead us astray in our spiritual journeys. For instance, in attempting to perfectly execute a project, we may become impatient with others and quick to pressure or judge what we perceive to be their shortcomings. In our spiritual journey, however, it always helps to remember that the more we push against what we perceive to be the flaws of others, the further we drift from that which connects us with Spirit and thus the further we drift from realizing the very goal we sought to so perfectly achieve. Ah, the irony! Just imagine what we can accomplish in our daily lives when we accept our colleagues, friends, and loved ones precisely where they are and serve as a source of encouragement, support, and inspiration. (by Kai Ravariere – Contributing Kajama Writer)