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The High Goal

Updated on December 7, 2018
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Sean is a teacher who is writing about his spiritual adventures to help other people find balance and self-respect.

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If you set your goal to find God, you are lucky.

He is everywhere. You cannot miss Him.

— Sean Dragon

Setting Goals

We all set goals that we want to achieve. Many of us associate their happiness or even their lives with the achievement of these goals. In fact, they base their happiness and prosperity upon these goals.

It is evident that the achievement of the goals has to do with the effort we make, but is also connected with their nature. There are not auto-achievable goals! We always have to work, sometimes very hard, to make our dreams come true, but at the same time, it is difficult to accomplish some of them. If, for example, I am aiming to become an Olympic champion in swimming while until my forty-five years I do not know to swim, it will be a miracle if I manage to accomplish it!

The choice of goals is one of the leading causes of the distress of modern humans.

Go beyond the idea of success and failure, these are just standpoints. Stay in the process and let the Universe handle the details.

— Sean Dragon

Most people set as a goal to obtain money or material goods in general. But material wealth is limited and gathered by few, so a considerable effort is required to acquire it while at the same time it is so easily consumable therefore it may soon be lost again.

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Many others aim at reputation and glory. Unfortunately, these goals, even if they are acquired, they are incredibly ephemeral and corrupting. Youth and outer bodily beauty, in accordance with the standards of materialistic society, is also fleeting.

These goals, and all similar to them, usually bring misery to people. The difficulty of achieving them is exhausting and corrodes. Possible failure leaves an inner emptiness and creates low self-esteem. The temporary achievement of these goals that is followed by their loss drives to an even greater void, resulting in depression and misery. Think about how many people put an end to this beautiful gift called life, every day, because of the frustration caused by this failure or loss!

Success is simple! Do the right thing, in the right way, at the right time!

— Sean Dragon

The Resurrecting Goal

But there is one goal that does not have any of the above disadvantages and has only positive results. And that goal is to live my life with Love. Think about it for a while.

What is everywhere around us in abundance?

Love, because God created the world using it as the primary material. So no matter where I am, I can fill with Love.

What is it that is not subject to any wear and tear?

Love, because it is indestructible and eternal. So if I fill up myself with Love, I can never empty again, and I become indestructible and eternal!

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What is this which, when I make it an essential element of my life, fills me with happiness and peace?

Is the Love, because it is our nature, and when we choose it, we are reborn in real life.

What is it that exists as eternal truth?

Is the Love, because within Love is the Word of God. So when we are living Love, we live the truth. Living the truth, we live free from the shadows of delusions, so we live happily in the Light.

Clearly, it will not be an easy task at first, because we live in a society that is founded on the denial or even the persecution of Love and continues to crucify it daily. But if a goal deserves effort and sacrifice, it is definitely Love.

So, set it as a goal, to offer Love every day, no matter what the circumstances are. Offer Love when fear and selfishness tell you to react in other ways, and then you will fill each day a little more of it. If you try it, day by day, at some point you will be filled with Love, and there will be no room for anything else, neither fears, neither egoism, neither anxiety and worries. You will live and breathe Love, and you will become a blessed and happy part of it. You will have achieved your ultimate goal, and then Love will do its miracles for you! It is the Goal that will never disappoint you because the one who knows to love can live happy even in Hell!

I'm aiming to fill my life and my world with Love. How can I fail when the whole Universe supports me?

— Sean Dragon

© 2018 Ioannis Arvanitis

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    • manunulat profile image

      Jason M Quinapondan 

      4 weeks ago from Cebu, Philippines

      loannis,

      Oh, a greek hero. Thank you for that trivia. Also more thanks for your commendation about my articles. I am glad to know you. God bless us all brother. :)

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      4 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      I am sure that this is your quest, my dear brother because I can see it by your noble work.

      Thank you for your beautiful comment.

      Loving is more natural than breathing.

      Gratitude!

      Sean

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      Bill Holland 

      4 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      "But there is one goal that does not have any of the above disadvantages and has only positive results. And that goal is to live my life with Love. Think about it for a while."

      That, right there, is my quest and, I believe, my responsibility as a human being. Thank you for stating it so eloquently and beautifully.

      Peace always

      bill

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      5 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Yes, my brother Jason, we are made out of Love! We are Love, and only in Love we can be happy! Thank you for your beautiful comment and the opportunity you gave me to find your excellent work!

      Gratitude!

      Sean

      PS: Do you know that your name, Jason -Ιάσων- is coming from an ancient Greek hero?

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      5 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      My dear Sister, CW, thank you for your kind words and your beautiful feedback. I am always glad to see you here, reading my work.

      Embrace your family for me!

      Sean

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      Jason M Quinapondan 

      5 weeks ago from Cebu, Philippines

      A very reflective article. We are made out of love and we should live for love and die for love.I agree that it is not easy but that what makes living exciting. Thanks for this hub.

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      Christian Writings 

      5 weeks ago

      What a lovely article dear brother! Love is indeed the Ultimate High goal, for with it, one can't go wrong. Much too frequently human beings are fueled by fear (whether it be fear of rejection, fears of failure or poverty) however, love in its totality casts out all fear, and what we are left with is love, pure, safe, love.

      "There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love." - 1 John 4:8

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      5 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      "God, is an achievable goal because He wants to be found."

      Once again you give more value to my effort, my dear sister, Dana! Thank you so much! I can see that you are much more than just a decent person with a decent heart!

      God Bless you!

      Sean

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      Dana Tate 

      5 weeks ago from LOS ANGELES

      God, is an achievable goal because He wants to be found. He's ready to meet you where you are all you need to do is seek and you shall find. When I was younger I always wanted to be successful. Sadly in my young mind that meant being rich. You're right it led to very low self-esteem and a feeling of being unaccomplished because obviously, I'm not rich. When I turned my passion into finding God, and not money I realized I was already successful. I'm a decent person with a decent heart. Also, I've encountered many people who have money and it seems to have brought out the worst in them.

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      5 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Oh! My dear Brother, Manatita, I believe indeed that Buddha was one of the wisest who they have walked on this blessed planet! Through my studies, I have ended up to the conclusion that he was not using the term God because he didn't want to drift people's mind to an external Source. He wanted from us to stay focused to the Divine within.

      Thank you for your beautiful feedback!

      The Great Spirit loves your luminous Heart!

      Sean

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      manatita44 

      5 weeks ago from london

      That girl has a beautiful voice and reminds me of Rihanna. Rumi is awesome as usual and never has a word out of place, even with translations. This in itself, is another miracle. Salaam!!

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      manatita44 

      5 weeks ago from london

      Succinct and exquisite piece with deep impact. I like your take on Love and also the transitory nature of the mundane. Vivekananda used to say that Buddha was the wisest man that ever lived. He may or may not have been, but Vivekananda was impressed by Buddha's practicality. Some say he didn't even used the term God.

      He was very clear on how fleeting things are and of how desires were the cause of suffering. Another sublime piece Bro.

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      5 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Loving is more substantial than breathing my brother Eric, so yes, it could be only 100%!

      Sean

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      Eric Dierker 

      5 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Buddy this was hard to discuss with my son. He needs to stay focused on studies but more focused on God of Love. Mom queried "only 99%?" Yikes if we could love each other 99%.

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      5 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      A day you didn't give Love is a missed day. Thank you for reading and your comment my dear Sister Dora.

      Loving is even more substantial than breathing!

      Sean

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      "Love every day, no matter what the circumstances are." This is a great principle by which to love. Thanks for sharing these insights.

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      5 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Thank you, my dear Mary! Being a reminder of Love is the best compliment for me! I am happy to see you here.

      May Love leads your journeys!

      Sean

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      Mary Norton 

      5 weeks ago from Ontario, Canada

      Just the reminder I need for this Season. Enough of goals. Only Love really matters. I thought about this and truly in our relationships, this is the only thing that matters.

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      5 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Oh! My dear Linda, what an excellent comment! What a perfect addition to my text! Your example with the flame of a candle is AMAZING! And one of my favourite pieces from my beloved Apostle ( I named my second son Paul to honour Apostle Paul)! Thank you! Thank you for this gem in my comments!

      May candle start the Holly Fire of Love!

      Sean

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      5 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Oh! My dear brother Tim, you are honoring me so much! My biggest dream is to be a transparent medium of God's word, so your words have already made my Christmas brighter! Thank you so eternally much, and you know I believe the same for your pen! I am always thinking of you and all the other beautiful people of this community, especially when I'm praying, and I have the feeling that we walk side by side. It is an enormous blessing for me!

      May the Light of His Star to brighten your Christmas!

      Sean

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      5 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      I am so glad you liked it, my dear brother Eric! You know how much I value your opinion and your comments are always significant for me. Thank you so much!

      About the "ephemeral", I love Greek words (I wonder why! Haha!) and I am grabbing any opportunity to use them. After all, my English is not the highest quality! I have a dream to write a Hub only with Greek words using in English one day. I wish I'll do it.

      Gratitude!

      Sean

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      Linda Lum 

      5 weeks ago from Washington State, USA

      Sean, reputation can be sullied, wealth is tenuous, beauty is only temporary, strength is fleeting, but all of us were created by Love and can give love, even when there is nothing else to give.

      I liken love to the flame of a candle. If you share it, your portion won’t grow smaller. You can light a multitude of candles with your one flame, but your flame will still be just as large and as bright.

      "If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing." (1 Corinthians 13)

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      Tim Truzy 

      5 weeks ago from U.S.A.

      Love as the goal is the best goal of them all, Sean. Beautifully written with wisdom always in there which we know flows from God through your pen.

      I was thinking about you, Eric, Ms. Dora, - and all of the great Hub Pages writers as I did some Christmas shopping this morning with my daughter.

      All I could think was: The writings of these positive people provide great companion works to the Bible and all the material focused on love.

      God bless you and your family.

      Much respect and Merry Christmas,

      Sincerely,

      Your brother,

      Tim

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      Eric Dierker 

      5 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Sean this is wonderful. You just filled her up with great notions and positions. I like that. Of course if we "just" do that we miss the mark. So you sprinkled your pieces here with love. And for so much you sprinkled your love with great writing.

      What can be more true? " If you try it, day by day, at some point you will be filled with Love, and there will be no room for anything else, neither fears, neither egoism, neither anxiety and worries. You will live and breathe Love, and you will become a blessed and happy part of it."

      (and I really liked how you used ephemeral - so obvious)

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      Li-Jen Hew 

      5 weeks ago

      Thank you Sean! :)

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      5 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Indeed, my brother John, how can you go wrong! Love is the perfect compass! Thank you for your supporting comments, and your help, they are invaluable for me!

      May Love supports you always!

      Sean

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      5 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      My dear Li-Jen, thank you for your kind words. I had it in mind when you asked me about "growing". Growing and setting goals are relevant, so I thought that it was the right time to put it down on "paper". Therefore, somehow, is dedicated to you.

      I wish you to grow through your High Goal!

      Sean

      PS: I am leaving for the classroom...

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      John Hansen 

      5 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      If you base your life on love how can you go wrong, Sean. Wonderful sentiments and advice. I love the song You Say by Lauren Daigle and the Rumi poem.

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      Li-Jen Hew 

      5 weeks ago

      Hey Sean, thank you for making time to create this article after your long hours of teaching. That's true. Love is eternal. Happiness should equate to love as we cannot expect happiness to be attached to goals. There is a distinction between accepting ourselves for who we are and learning to love ourselves...The former sounds a lot like love. I enjoy your quote...fill the world with love, how can you fail when the universe supports you.

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