"Alignment doesn't happen in the known, because in
the tangible, everyday world there is no such thing
We all want to be first, and being first is not
Spiritual Warriors are basically indifferent to their
place in the world. They are content where they
are, and say, "The position I am in is the best
position for my learning, for my growth, and for my
This is radical. The majority of people will look at the accomplishments in the world to measure how they are doing. We are trained to do this, maybe we are designed to do this.
The big paradox is that the markers are inside, not out. How you relate to the issue is the issue as Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick at University of Santa Monica would say.
Inside is the source, the Kingdom of Heaven.
Again, many people who have been on a path of transformation have heard this in some form or another. To hear it, to say "oh, that makes sense!" is one thing. To actually do it and master your inner world is another.
To say that neutrality and accepting where you are is actually better than winning or being #1 is radical.
Ride the waves, you are perfectly lined up for the wave to carry you to shore, go with the quiet intuition and enjoy.