Changing our world – calling on the ability to persevere
‘Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.’ Samuel Johnson
There is surely no greater work in this life than pursuing and living our soul’s purpose to make a positive difference in the world and contribute to the greater good of all by being all that we are destined to be.
Each of us has our unique route to delivering our purpose through what we do and how we show up, yet we all likely need to be able to draw on similar qualities and attributes to support us in our journey, especially in more challenging times.
And, of all the qualities we need one that I find plays a big role is perseverance, particularly when the pesky personality gets in the way and starts prevaricating, throwing up unhelpful habits, or encouraging us to stray from the course of what we’re here to do and be.
The dictionary defines perseverance as ‘continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure or opposition’.
Like all qualities or attributes that come to us less easily, our ability to persevere grows with practice. Each day we can engage in that practice…by committing to and completing our reflection or meditation, no matter how busy we are or whatever else is going on. Knowing ourselves from the soul perspective enables us to find the ways forward in our goals. This includes ensuring we check in with our purpose and how we’re doing. And it means setting the personality aside and connecting with our higher self so that new insights can come in and be integrated into our way of being.
In doing so we’re continuing to develop the consciousness to more fully connect with our purpose and the strength to persevere in living it.