Greatness is measured by how one helps others to see their own greatness. Even if you possess the whole world your own greatness won’t arise until you touch someone to see the greatness in themselves.
To me there’s only one reason for my existence and it’s why I post my writings, it’s to assist others in recognizing their own greatness. There’s nothing more to it, there’s no other reason to write except for this. If one isn’t assisting others in establishing their own greatness then you’ll be stuck in trying to help yourself establish your own greatness, and if you look around you will see there are plenty of people already doing this and the results is why the world is in the state that it’s in. It matters little what anyone achieves in life for themselves, but those who are truly great assist others to discover their own greatness. This is what all the great masters did and do, they assist others in reaching the potential of their own greatness, but assistance can’t be done if there’s one iota of selfishness involved. You can only give away what is within yourself.
A person may achieve great worldly success and there’s nothing wrong with this, but if others aren’t being reached out to so they can see their own greatness what good is it. You may have great wealth and notoriety, but if there isn’t at least one person who has seen their greatness because of being tied into what you do, life will remain only as a shadow of your own greatness. To me it seems as though life dictates if one lives in the shadow of greatness or if one discovers their own innate greatness, but either way it means nothing until there’s assistance in helping someone from there own shadow of greatness into the greatness of who they truly are. Sit and visualize this and it will come to pass and what will come to pass has nothing to do with your greatness, but it does have everything to do with the greatness of someone else.