Sacrifice - Check and Balance Yours
Sacrifice seems to be the name of the game in our society. While looking for the definition of this word I found this hilarious poster, that does represent how sacrifice feels sometimes, at despair.com. It says "Your role maybe thankless, but if you are willing to give it your all, You just might bring success to those who outlast you". It is funny that I am even linking to such a site, but it makes me laugh and laughing if fun, so I am sharing. Check it out. The Merriam-WebsterDictionary defines sacrifice as both a noun and a verb. I am referring to the verb here. The definition that fits most with what my inspiration to you is going to be is "destruction or surrender of something for the sake of something else". Here are some examples of how you might be feels the verb of sacrifice. You have less time to spend with those you love because you have to work. Someone else's company has to fail in order for your company to succeed. Sacrifice has been deemed honorable and exists in society through spirituality, work, school, and everything we do. "You must sacrifice now fo success later."
However, sacrifice in a way to honor the divine or give up habits that are a slave to you are one thing. But when we are sacrificing things that are truely precious for things that are not, then we have lost our way. If you have given up the things you want most in life, or put them off for a day that may never come, you may be sacrificing the wrong thing. You may not be on the way to the thing you are sacrificing for. That thing may not even been there when you are done sacrificing.
Not all sacrifice is bad, but it is just one more thing to check and balance.
On the flip side, you may want to renew your sacrifices in honor of something. Sacrificing a food you love, to honor your body. Sacrificing that extra 30 minutes in bed to go to the gym. Sacrificing your free to time for a charitabe cause you believe in. These might be examples of reasons to solidify a sacrifice.
Insightful Inspiration for the week
Check in with the sacrifices you are making. Are the balanced with what your intentions are for the sacrifice? Are you even aware that you are making sacrifices? Does it make sense to make that sacrifice? Is it serving the purpose you want it to serve or is it an illusion of a purpose? How do you feel about your sacrifices? Can you let go of the ones you are making that don't feel good any longer? Why or why not? Can you solidify the sacrifices you believe you should be making and renew your commitment to them? Why or why not?
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