If you approach the possibilities of learning about your life as being limitless—which they are—then it follows that any conclusion you reach about yourself has to be an unseen limitation. Why? Because there’s always more to see. For instance, let yourself see that all conclusions are illusions when it comes to the security they promise. There may be security in a prison, but there are also no choices behind its confining walls. Learn to see all conclusions about yourself as invisible cells, for that’s exactly what they are. The seeming security these conclusions offer is a poor substitute for the real security of knowing that who you really are is always free to be something higher.
We all have those moments when life rears up, when it seems certain that we’re about to be trampled by forces greater than ourselves! But regardless of how you may feel in the face of any given challenge, you may rest assured of the following fact: you are created to outgrow any temporary limitation this challenge serves to reveal to you about yourself … no matter how difficult the task may seem to be.
Yes, you may be unprepared at its outset, just as each year a bare tree can’t know in advance the weight of a heavy winter snowfall until its branches bend and maybe even break beneath it. But no tree is its limbs, and neither are you made less for what you can’t do or carry when first challenged by something that seems too great for you to handle.
Learn to trust the following spiritual fact by daring to prove it to yourself as many times as it takes until you are free of fear: whatever may be your present weakness, it is only temporary—providing you’re willing to persist, to wade into what seems greater than you are, and then test this truth time and time again.
The unimaginable reward of persisting through whatever stands in your way is the eventual and inevitable discovery that you are created to change.
We are wrongly led to believe that life makes us into the kind of person we are. In truth, it’s our level of self-understanding that makes life what it is for us! This is why nothing can really change for us until we see that trying to change some condition in life without first changing the consciousness responsible for its appearance is like blaming the mirror for what we don’t like seeing in it!
Real spiritual growth does not happen automatically with the mere passage of time. A change in our outer activities does not lead to true change. In this podcast, Guy Finley explains that changing what we “do” is not the same as a change of “being.”