Skip to content

Persevering is not striving

August 18, 2018

What?! But how?!

Perseverance is often portrayed as striving, as seeking after a hard, strange, unnatural thing. However the truth is that it is not a striving but a realization; fulfilment, release, accomplishment. For what is achieved is the highest potential that was always locked up within the one contending. For e.g. can a man strive and become a bird? That might be a foolish pursuit that ought to be dismissed. But to be the best man? Ah, that ain’t striving, something hard or negative, but a most predictable, even natural course should the posture be to go on doing it better and better. Now instead of striving there is understanding, there is vision, there is willingness and only some leftover labour. Then that’s only engagement, a distraction, a hobby. What a difference!

From → observation

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: