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Ask Sarita: Ambition

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Dear Sarita,
I had a lot of ambition when I was younger, and worked really hard in my job to get to the top but it didn’t bring me fulfillment and I ended up leaving that line of work. I still feel ambition and the desire to achieve though – how can I work with this quality without getting lost in ego?
Love and blessings,
Dear Julia,
The Tantra way to transform ambition is by accepting this quality and creating a method of meditation to better understand the nectar hidden it. Any human quality can be discovered in its divine essence by bringing awareness to it. Each desire is like an arrow pointing us towards the supreme desire of our soul to be reunited with the quality of Godliness. Therefore, if we can move deeply into it, with a witnessing consciousness, this seemingly mundane desire will be revealed in its pure aspect.
People are ambitious because they sense they have great potential, but have not found the way to live this potential in its full glory. Perhaps they have not found a way to love themselves, and therefore seek adulation coming from others. Or perhaps they have not discovered their own inner richness, and therefore search for outer riches to fill the hole. You can imagine a tree in its seed form. The seed knows on some level that it is destined to become a huge towering tree, offering shade to many. But perhaps this tree has had to push through rock to try and reach its full potential, and has become stunted in its growth. Such a tree may have great ambition to reach its full glory, but just doesn’t find the way how to do so. If we could offer this same tree which has become warped, some wonderful soil full of good nutrition, and enough water and sun to support healthy growth, the stunted tree would soon find its true potential. In the same manner, human beings who are highly ambitious, simply need the right milieu in which to remember their original life purpose.
Love Sarita

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