The Ancient One : It’s precisely what’s kept you from greatness. Arrogance and fear still keep you from learning the simplest and most significant lesson of all.
Dr. Stephen Strange : Which is?
The Ancient One : It’s not about you!
I caught this line when watching Dr. Strange with Maggie the other night.
What a tough life lesson to learn – it’s not about you.
The sooner we learn this and make our peace with it, the better off we’ll be.
Life is not about us or our comfort.
Life is about service to others with love.
Not to get something in return but to become something in the process.
Our pride and our fear hold us back. We want to be in control and to make sure it turns out great – for us. When we let go and begin to pour ourselves out – every day – we begin to experience true joy and peace.
Where are you holding back giving and service to protect yourself?
Where are you letting fear and pride hold you back?
Find some small ways today to decrease pride and fear and add more service and love.
Make it a great day.
PS – This was probably much easier to write than it will be to read. It’s a real struggle for all of us. But it’s worth it.