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Is agonism, and thus driven competitiveness, good for the Spirit?

Abstract Opposites Painting made by artist Barbara Stamegna

Is competitiveness good for spiritual growth?

Since childhood we are taught to compete, to strive to be the first, whether it is in sports, work, or daily life. In sports in particular, competition is pushed to extreme levels. But is competitiveness good for spiritual growth? Let’s see the answer….


Is agonism, and thus driven competitiveness, good for the Spirit?


“With agonism, the body is pushed to harmful levels, and in order to achieve records it creates itself a damage, which then in old age turns in disease. It is therefore an underlying problem of the competitive mentality, and of instilling in people the concept of winning and being better than others. This problem affects the spiritual part, because competitive activities are not beneficial for the spirit, but for the spirit there must be a harmony between the physical body and the mind, and the spirit accordingly. So pushing beyond the limits is wrong. “

Barbara Stamegna
Barbara Stamegna
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