Students: Be All You Can Be
Monday, October 8, 2012 • 7:57am
The purpose of life and the key to our fulfillment isn’t to just become a better person. It’s to become a changed person! To transform. In fact, the sages say the person we are meant to become will be unrecognizable to the person we are today.
We all have one big thing! One major source of negativity, a limitation that has been so attached to us for so long it feels nearly impossible to give up. Whether it is pain, emptiness, addiction, guilt, fear, anger – there’s a specific weapon of mass destruction the Opponent has for each of us, to paralyze us from becoming all we can be.
Most of the time, when it comes to this negativity we’re so afraid of failing that we don’t even commit to a real fight. We half-commit. We sort of try. We work a little bit more than we did yesterday.
Complete change is when we give up even our most ingrained negativity, and the commitment to that fight is the path to freedom and fulfillment.
As long as we believe something about our nature is impossible to change, we’ll never be able to change it. We can do anything, but we have to believe we can and we have to be willing to put in the work.
It’s almost like we’ve lived our lives as Clark Kent and we have to become Superman. We all have secret powers and hidden greatness inside.
In order to become the person we’re meant to be, we need to give something up. Something big. It’s different for each of us, but chances are as you’re reading this you probably have some idea of what it is.
Sure, when we are a little bit better, life gets a little bit better. So why settle? Make the leap from a little better to a lot better.
When we commit and do the work—the really hard work—there are no limitations, only Light.
All the best,
Mr. Corey L. Teague
Member, Paterson BOE