Do you judge your life against averages? Do you judge yourself by the success and failures of others? Are you seeking to fulfill someone else’s dreams and ambitions? Do you even have a clue to who your true self is? Average according to Dictionary.com is a quantity, rating, or the like that represents or approximates an arithmetic mean; a typical amount, rate, degree, etc.; norm. I remember thirty-seven years ago when I would have given anything to be average or normal and today it is the last thing I would ever want for me, my family, my friends or my clients. Actually I wouldn’t wish average or normal on anyone on the planet.
Average is an unreal vision as it is figured by adding everyone together and dividing it by the number of participants. When I am living “of the world,” or non-spiritual, it is all I have to compare to. When I initiate a spiritual life through humility, prayer and meditation, I find an inner calling that is personally chosen for only me. I am currently aware of my inner calling and live it to the max daily. I don’t try to understand it. I don’t try to develope it. I don’t try to understand it. I just live it. I evaluate the external input of my environment and adjust accordingly.
Average is not a benchmark yet we have developed it as a way to evaluate our education, rewards, punishments, morality, etc. We are letting our society develop our morality, instead of our morality develop our society. We all know right and wrong as long as we are communicating with God. We know what we should and shouldn’t do before we ask anyone their opinions. We tend to associate the person we ask for an opinion with the opinion we are looking for. A spiritual life has no room for averages. We are all made individually and have a special calling. If you want to know what your calling is remember…
Your Life is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.