Competition is the contrast to enlightenment, without it how would truly know what enlightenment is. There must be contrast in all things, each must have its opposite for us to gravitate to our truest desires.
When most of us think of temples, we think of a gathering place of worship, a place to pay homage to God or "God Like Figure". The true temple is the light in us. The place where we go within to pray and receive answers to the prayers prayed. When we meditate or pray, we sit in our temple to commune with the Divine Source. We sit in the sanctum of oneness to voice our intentions. Our intentions are carried on light waves to be heard and shared with the Divine Source.
When we think of endurance, we think of the physical energy stored and exerted. The energy of the soul is everlasting, though times drained and needs renewal. When the energy of the soul is drained, it can stem from several areas; this can be from any form of fatigue, emotional unrest and most importantly not living in our purpose. When we are not living in our passion, our souls cries in agony. It desires the attention to change course to live in our passion/purpose.
Yes loving frustration. We all know what frustration is, when we are fed up with a situation, yet remain very hopeful. The hopeful aspect is what makes it loving. Last week I read an entry from one of my favorite Spirits, Kryon.
Kindness is another form of gratitude. When we perform genuine acts of kindness, they lift us to place of joy. This joy carries us to continue these acts and opens us up to receiving kindness from others. These acts can range from simple politeness to complements. Think about how it feels when someone complements your appearance, opens a door for you or lift you up when down. Kindness is disappearing in our culture.
We often confuse prosperity with financial gain or living financially comfortable. Prosperity is more than how much money you have in your bank account, what designer clothes you are wearing, or what car you drive. There are a two ways to look at prosperity. One is to look at our circumstances or conditions, the external view. The second way to look at is how we feel internally about the external. Prosperity is the feeling of "wealth" or well being.