Everyone has a Greatness inside themselves. Each and every person has an inner Greatness, that can be seen with the trained (or Awakened) eye. I finally realized this through going through enough hard times, that I realized that everyone has an inner Greatness that helps us get through those hard times.
For instance, as we go throughout the day, we really have no idea what kind of Greatness it has taken for each person we encounter to get up in the morning and to keep going. We are rarely aware of all the inner obstacles with which each person struggles, often daily, such as the self-defeating thoughts that might have gotten planted in their heads through racism, sexism, the put-downs that can go along with being “poor” or not as intelligent as many others.
For all of us, being human requires determination and other forms of Greatness in order to overcome our inner and outer obstacles in life. Even if our own achievements may seem small compared to the achievements of others, no one else knows what we have overcome in life, and in the negative self-talk that gets planted in our heads, often in childhood, in order to be where we are today. No one else knows what inner Greatness anyone else has required in order to be who they are and to achieve what they have achieved.
In fact, the more difficult our circumstances, such as poverty, discrimination, trauma, dysfunctional family, and so on, the more inner Greatness we may need in order to get up and keep going in the morning, and to keep contributing to the greater goodness of life. If you think about it, we have to find more inner strength to serve someone else who has more privilege than we do, especially if our role is simple service, such as serving food, fixing cars, opening doors or carrying luggage. The strength to deal with the inequities of life and yet to graciously work for someone else’s life to be even better requires an inner Greatness that the person who is being served doesn’t even have to try to achieve. Servants often have more inner Greatness than those they serve.
This is part of the reason why Jesus taught: “Whoever would be great among you, they must be your servant.” This is also one of the many reasons why Jesus told us not to judge others. None of us can see, until fully Awakened, the Greatness that often lies hidden with other human beings.
And yet, each of us can cultivate our inner Greatness. One way to do that is simply to serve others with expectation of benefit or reward, and with no strings attached.
With every breath we choose to take, the Greatness within us comes alive. With every choice we make to overcome our challenges, The Greatness within us wins.
Inside each and every one of us resides this Inner Greatness. This Greatness strengthens us to overcome sadness, loss, discouragement, fear, anxiety, grief, loneliness, failure, shame, and depression.
We need to find that Greatness within, including the sheer DESIRE to heal all sadness, anxiety, fear, depression, loneliness, and shame. That DESIRE to heal and no longer to feel those negative feelings is the foundation of our inner Greatness. Recognizing that this desire is part of our own inner Greatness, we can come to understand that Life offers us this inner Greatness as part of the very plan and nature of Life.
The power of that Greatness to heal and to calm our fears comes from Love. Love is the very essence of Life, and Love is interwoven into the fabric of our inner Greatness. The driver of that powerful love within us is the courage to love no matter what. That Greatness and that Love is within us all. That Greatness is who we really are.
We are that Greatness whether we feel like it or not. We are that Greatness even when no one else can see it. We are that Greatness when no one else is watching.
No matter whatever else we do or say or think, deep underneath it all, that Greatness remains. As hidden as it may sometimes seem, that Greatness is always who we really are. Even if we think our Greatness has atrophied, because it is Greatness, it never withers, never atrophies, and never dies. Our Greatness simply awaits us, and when we are ready, it is revealed, sometimes simply, sometimes grandly.
True Greatness never requires grandeur for itself to be revealed. True Greatness is even greater when it is revealed humbly, and without fanfare. Fanfare never adds to true Greatness. True Greatness is our Source. True Greatness is our destiny, in this life, or the next.
Love and Light,