Question: How can I remember myself when I get tired, hungry, and cranky? This state seems to run away with me, and I lash out at those I love. Then when I come to myself, I feel terrible. How do I find the strength to stop this cycle?
Answer: I know how this sounds, but it is the way: Try, try, and try again. There is a secret in this willingness to go back onto the spiritual battlefield. Scripture says it best, I think: “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.”
If we will persist with our wish to be true to ourselves — to be kind and patient, caring and wise in the face of any set-back — that bright day dawns for us when we realize this all-empowering truth about ourselves: in this life we each have but one weakness and one strength. Our weakness lies in what we have yet to discover about ourselves; but our strength is the realization that in each of us lives a Columbus of the Soul . . . and that there is nothing in the universe that can remain hidden from the one who will dare to discover the truth of himself.