Invite the Light That Shatters Self-Limitation

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

We are not created to spend our lives in fearful preparation over what may come – but rather to use whatever comes our way, each moment, to help us perfect our understanding that God is good.

In those moments when we meet a challenge that stands in our way, we are not meeting some immovable, transient object. In reality, we are meeting nothing more than our own present understanding of that event. Wherever we are – whatever we encounter – we meet there our own understanding.

This is such an important insight for us to ponder: the dimension – the breadth and depth of any event transpiring before us – is a reflection of the level of self that perceives it. In other words, life cannot be any deeper, wiser, shallow, or selfish than permitted by what we are capable of understanding about it.