Monthly Spiritual Evaluation & Advice for September 2015
In my spiritual reading for September I see that persistence, perseverance, and patience (or the three P’s as I like to call them) form the cornerstone for success in our lives. Because we often meet with several failures before we even realize a modicum of success persistence, perseverance, and patience help us to keep putting our best foot forward. Fundamentally, the three P’s keep us from hitting “the wall” of frustration that often accompanies failed endeavors. Instead of giving in to the overwhelming sense of psychological defeat we simply brush ourselves off, regroup, and move forward with a new plan of attack. The resilience these virtues afford us assures that we eventually achieve our goals.
During the summer months, we put hard work into our hopes, dreams, and aspirations expecting a bountiful harvest come fall. For many the hard work put in provides a bountiful harvest. However, for those dealing with the frustration associated with putting hard work in but receiving a meager return or worse yet no return at all remember the three P’s this month.
Some self-doubt creeps into your life during the third week of August. You feel slightly stagnant and you may decide to question your path in life. Others seem to notice this, and you mistake the feedback you get from others as a validation of your fears. As you become slightly more introverted this week you find your communication with others becoming sharp and short in nature. In fact, you may even have an intense argument towards the end of the week because of miscommunication.
The first thing we must do when confronted with failure is to take a step back. This allows us to survey the landscape and gain a broader perspective on the situation. The next thing we must do is maintain a sense of calm. Once we start to panic any hope of maintain control of the situation is lost. The most important thing we must do (and often the hardest) is to get back on the proverbial bike and try again.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different outcome. Therefore, we must formulate a new action plan for successes in order to achieve our goals. We must evaluate the mistakes of the past when formulating this plan. Otherwise, if we forget the mistakes of the past we are doomed to repeat them in the future. Starting over is never easy but with the three P’s we at least give ourselves a fighting chance to achieve our goals.
Therefore, whether or not we achieved our goals during the month of September and currently enjoy the fruit of our labors always remember the virtues of the three P’s.
We sincerely hope you achieved your goals over the summer months. We wish you blessings on your spiritual path towards a better life. We pray that the wisdom of your higher self guides you in realizing your hopes, dreams, and aspirations. We sincerely hope you enjoy the inner peace and true happiness that living by higher spiritual principles will bring into your life during the month of September.