Some times the victory may seem like it is in our favor, but we have to be careful as to what we are winning. I know that winning is not everything. Slow and steady always wins the race. Funny how it is applied to a Turtle, and not a snail. Even a snail will reach his destination. Funny how a snail will crawl and crawl and crawl, but there are dangerous things along its path.
A foot could come down on it and destroy the snail's life. One thing is for sure; the snail is determined.
The snail is determined to win the race. It is not with other snails that he is in competition with. The competition is with his Ego.
Do you ever wonder what his Ego is telling him.
Ego: "Oh you better watch out Mr. Snail. You could get smashed"
Snail: "I know"
Ego: "Oh you better take a different path Mr. Snail. An animal could come up and eat you."
Snail: "I know"
The snail keeps on moving. He was born to move. He was born to understand that dying is just part of his nature. The snail understands that he will not live forever. That knowledge is within him, just like the knowledge is within all of us.
The snail reaches his destination and considers it a victory, but he still marches on. He doesn't celebrate with a cheerful dance. At least I have never seen a snail dance before. The snail moves forward and understands that the journey must be made the next day, and the next, and the next. I really doubt that the snail worries about his morgage payment, or where the food will come from tomorrow. He lives for the now. He knows that his every step is a victory.
He is still alive.
He is still moving.
The energy will be about our victory. What have you won?
What do you have?
Is it what you wanted?
Winning is just the circumstance assocaited with your action. You made a choice and decided to state that you will win if you have a certain outcome. What if you were always a winner. Even during a dark time. You still came out a winner, because you decided to take a look at what was being offered. Enjoy this time of healing. Know that we are constantly changing and it is considered a battle that has no winner or loser. It is just a circumstance.