i’d like to share some wisdom from Edgar Cayce ( those not familiar with him can google or Wiki him).
Success should never Only be measured against material standards, or to quote exactly:
” we should not attempt to measure Spiritual things by material standards, nor material things by Spiritual standards.”
To expand just a little, Mr Cayce was saying that often times it is our ‘failures’ that offer us the greatest spiritual successes – that push us to seek out the reasons things did not go as we planned or hoped and so make some progress on our Spiritual Journey – our Higher Path in life.
That a life that could be viewed as being very ‘unsuccessful’ materially may indeed prove to be very valuable and successful to our Spiritual Journey.
I believe if this message was spread more widely then those people who feel like they never ‘measure up’; are screw-ups; or are just not as good as other people might have more Hope – more reasons to think themselves not unworthy or unloved or useless at ‘life’ which leads them to want to try to end it.
Those who seek the rewards of this life already have their reward.
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Jesus in Matt 6: 19-21