Only when we learn to channel the energy we direct toward winning over others into winning over ourselves can we begin to develop our humanity. – Daisaku Ikeda
There’s a time and a season for everything, isn’t there? There’s a time to be outward looking, which is ideal when we’re giving or learning. We shouldn’t be looking elsewhere for approval or recognition. Then there’s time to be inward looking, reflective and thoughtful, finding and executing on opportunities to improve ourselves.
win over self
The biggest life quest is over self. It’s true understanding of our inclinations, motivations and failings. Then it’s a fine balance to improve ourselves without self-excoriation and without putting ourselves on a guilt trip. We must be patient with ourselves just like God is with us, her children.
Daily Affirmation: Today I win over self.