Winning Is Nothing
I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the idea of winning and before you decide to never read this post again, I’d like you to do the same.
In this game we call life, we have been taught to win at any cost, but we do not always consider the price.
Winning is all about the ego and has nothing to do with your spirit; your energy; your essence.
When you spend the wealth of your existence striving to be better than everyone who is trying to be better than you, you find that you end up in a never ending game of trading spaces, with someone beating you out for a while and then you beating them.
“Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose,” we are told and we come to believe that the moment of glory is good enough, but you already know that it never is.
We want to be the richest, the prettiest, the thinnest, the most talented the most desirable, the best cook, the best parent, the best of the best. However, we’ve forgotten to be the best me.
Ask the winners about the glory after the game is over.
What if instead of winning, we focused on Being? What if we focused on making the world a better place by starting with our own self?
What if we knew that we were not in competition with one another and didn’t want to be better than our neighbors and friends?
What if we were seeking to be more loving, more kind, more caring, more down right adorable?
That’s a competition we should all sign up for, and when you do, know this; you are your only competition.
Be you, be well, be the prize.
Bertice Berry, PhD.