How to Achieve Something Great

Jun 7, 2020

I remember Grandfather Fire saying this: “Everything to achieve something great requires sacrifice now for something great in the future.”

I held for a long time the belief that to live a good life was about creating a life that was comfortable, where fear or hardship didn’t exist. I resisted anything that challenged or impinged on my comfort zone.

Over time and through experience, I started to recognize that my need for comfort was creating a small, purposeless life.

Something in my life that I would call Divinely orchestrated created an opening for me to take on a challenge that my little, quiet heart’s voice was telling me to accept. It turned out to be very challenging, and I pitched a fit, struggling most of the way through, wanting just to return to my comfort cave and be done with it. But I persisted, persevered, and saw it through. And when it was all over, the rewards were immense. I caught a glimpse of how rich and meaningful my life could be. If I could just find ways to be comfortable while doing it!

I thought to myself “If I’m not comfortable, I must be doing it wrong, or should I even be doing it?” I continued to take on more and more heart calling challenges, but I still threw my little interior temper tantrums every step of the way.

So when I heard Grandfather speak these words, something in me clicked. It’s not about being comfortable. It’s about sacrificing my need for comfort If I want to live a life that’s worth living…a life that is far more rewarding, joyful, and connected that I could have ever imagined. It was a journey where staying attached to comfort would never take me.

I still bitch and moan here and there, but I don’t take myself as seriously when I do, and I remember Grandfather’s wisdom to help me move through.


Linda Azar is a jewelry artist and Functional Medicine Health Coach living in Asheville, NC. She has been spending time around the Sacred Fire since 2003.





Over 25 years ago, the elemental Source of Fire began speaking through Don David Wiley, a tsaurririkame elder in the Huichol tradition of Mexico. “Grandfather Fire” has spoken with thousands of people who come to hear His guidance about meeting life’s challenges with courage and wisdom, so they can live lives of meaning and purpose.

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