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Attaining Greatness is Facing Our Deepest Weaknesses

September 21st, 2011

Posted by: Olakunbi (Kunbi) Korostensky ND

Do you know that most of us kid ourselves about where we currently are and why we are struggling to move on?
Put bluntly, the reason is vanity, which blocks us from looking squarely at our weaknesses and honestly doing something about them.

I know, you’re probably thinking, “I’m not like that, I’m certainly aware of my weaknesses and try to work on them. This isn’t what I mean. And my answer to your working on them is, are you really…?!
Try not to get irritated by this question. Remain open and be honest about what comes up for you. Here’s an example to illustrate my point.

If you’ve ever had someone pointed out something about your character or shortcomings to you, what did you do? Were you accepting of their remarks and thanked them? Because you appreciated the opportunity to learn about yourself. Or did you “react” and became defensive?

If you’re like most of us, you probably did the latter.

I’m not trying to make you feel bad about yourself, but I certainly want you to get clear and become conscious about what could be responsible for the struggles you may still be experiencing with the changes in your life.

In February 2005, during a short illness, I had a near death experience (NDE) which forced me to refocus my life. It also made me recognise what true living is all about.

My work and life had given me deep satisfaction which made me acknowledge my achievements. Suddenly the realisation hit me like a thunderstorm that these were merely “scaffoldings” temporarily holding my outer edifice together, but not my LIFE.

I came to the simple conclusion that everything and nothing is of value, if you fail to develop natural inner strength. For therein lies the foundation of true value.

Inner strength is portrayed by the way we handle or face unpleasant self confrontations. By this I mean, it is never smart and least of all, productive to excuse any weaknesses you may have. Saying such things as “oh yes I know we all have our weaknesses and heaven knows that I’m not perfect but… who is?” is simply a camouflage which never helps us become the great beings we are meant to be.

Do you see what you’re doing there? You’re taking the focus off your issues and minimizing its weight. You may think that there’s nothing wrong in doing this, but I can assure you that this isn’t the best way to evolve as a conscious individual and attract abundance. In fact, it only fosters continuous indulgence of your weaknesses and blocks off true happiness and lasting success.

We all find various “little” ways to fool ourselves and thereby ignore our weaknesses until they fester deep within. Once this happens, it is difficult to attain true inner greatness or lasting happiness. For only by facing our weaknesses can we let go of what holds us back from moving forward.

This is especially true when it comes to handling changes successfully, because antime you resist or recent something, your intuition is showing you what you need to work on. Be glad and embrace it.

Reflection
What Weaknesses are you keeping in your closet? Begin addressing them consciously now and observe how things start to improve all around for you. I know this because I’ve experienced it myself.

To attain Inner Greatness strive for these qualities: love, grace and humility.
Inspirational Quote
“You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments or publicity.” – Eddie Rickenbacker

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