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Every Defeat, No Matter How Much It Hurts, Comes to Show Us That It Is Time for Improvement.

Updated on February 1, 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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I love life

I love life. I love it for many reasons. One essential thing is that it never leaves me in peace! When I think I can stop and enjoy what I have done, life will find a way to show me how many things are there to improve yet. Depending on the lesson I have to get, sometimes it will find a gentle way to show it, sometimes a not so elegant way and a couple of times will bring me the big defeats on my way. It always has the right way to wake me up when I go to stagnate. That's why I thank life every day.

Life is an incredible adventure

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Life is an incredible adventure through which we must experience all our potential and use it to create happiness within and around us. Create happiness for us and the people around us. To experience our full potential, we must gradually improve all our virtues and characteristics, both spiritually and physically and this apparently means effort. It needs continuous and often painful effort. Our ego, with the laziness that characterizes it, dislikes this effort. So to avoid it, ego will find excellent excuses, pretexts, and lies to convince us that we are at the right point, so no effort is needed. It is, unfortunately, easy to fall into its trap and encroach on the nets of spiritual pride.

Life is putting signs on our way

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Then life takes on its role by putting on our way several signs to wake us up from this mental and physical lethargy in which we begin to fall. Unfortunately several times we will pretend that we do not see or we will justify it is not on our level. Laziness and selfishness are evil counselors. So if we continue to ignore the repetitive signs of life, something must come to shake us up enough to get us out of the apathy. Then the big defeats will come.

The truth is very problematic. It ruins my illusions!

— Sean Dragon

How beneficial these defeats are, can be told, for example, by all the great athletes. Most of the time their great successes and record came after the shock of an unexpected defeat. The stubbornness that they brought led to the effort for the high-rise.

I thank life for all the difficulties

So I enjoy the fruits of my efforts and thank life for them. I never blame it for the difficulties that are coming, nor for the defeats, I have to deal with, no matter how big they are, because I know that it is my responsibility for them. On the contrary, I thank life for them, because they will remind me that there are much more, more beautiful, to enjoy. Fortunately, the adventure continues on new levels.

From my ashes, I will rise again.

— Sean Dragon
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      Ioannis Arvanitis 8 days ago from Greece, Almyros

      You are an honest young lady, with a noble heart, Li-Jen. That's what I see to you, I saw it from the first texts I read from you, and I am sure now, after your comments. You'll find your way, have faith in yourself and Love. I am glad I found you!

      Sean

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      Li-Jen Hew 8 days ago

      Hello Sean. I see, I hope you that will achieve your goals. I'm not familiar with what people go through if I haven't gone through the same, sorry for that! But I support you. Hope you find meaning, purpose and stay happy. :)

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 8 days ago from Greece, Almyros

      Ha! that is something I have heard from many people, that I lower my self! This is not the truth. I know my divine self, but I know that I am not one with Him yet. I work on it every moment of every day, mainly with meditation and praying but mostly by trying to serve. But I have betrayed Him so many times! Every time I fall, I stand up again, I apologize and continue my seek to become one with Him. Until then I want to have the head down, and I raise it only to pray and thank for the wonders of the world and the miracles I live. That is what my beloved teacher, taught me. I know that I am a good person, but everyone is. I know I have talent, but everyone has. So I choose to be a positive thinker and giver but a humble one. Thank you anyway!

      May the Sun bless you with His lough!

      Sean

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      Li-Jen Hew 8 days ago

      My pleasure Sean. You're also consistent with the positivity when you comment but I noticed you lower yourself haha or you're too humble. I hope you're positive with your work inside!

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 8 days ago from Greece, Almyros

      Thank you, my dear Li-Jen. Your wish is an excellent one! Everyone who knows me says that positivity is my middle name! Ha. Ha. So if that change I would not be me! I am glad you noticed.

      May positivity bless you!

      Sean

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      Li-Jen Hew 8 days ago

      Hello Sean. Thanks for sharing! Hope you keep up the positivity in your life! :)

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 2 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Much obliged my friend LD!

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      LD 2 months ago

      I loved your quote at the last photo! Wise! It makes me feel important!

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 8 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Thank you Filio, for your words. If my texts become life guides just to one person, I'll be so happy. Remember, love is patience.

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 8 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      The fight for a Luminus World, for the Real World, deserves any sacrifice. Prepare for them and be strong...

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      Ilio_Stam 8 months ago

      Your words give me the courage to keep on fighting for a luminous world.You are completely right ,our real enemy is our inner ego.I could honestly say that your text sounds like the outcome of your personal spirit batlles .

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 8 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      So true. It doesn't matter if you fall 1000 times if you arise 1001!

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      NIKOLAOS Adamos 8 months ago

      As it is globally accepted , whatever didn't kill you , it makes you stronger. Please , people never stop trying in your life

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 8 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      I fully agree with you. Death is coming when we stop trying!

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      Agathi Nakou 8 months ago

      I kind of always felt as if our real death is not when our organs stop functioning, but when we stop trying. Trying to do better, to be better.

      Once again a great point of view. Loved it!

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 8 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Life is the Mercyful Art!

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