Whenever we will do the very best we can do, give the very most that we have to give, even though we may be far from perfect in that moment nevertheless . . . that moment is acting upon us to bring us into its native perfection. And it is only through learning to endure our own imperfections that we realize Perfection itself is our guide and master.
When, in our love for the Divine — either through prayer, contemplation or meditation –we give to that Light our praise or adoration –we are (in fact) graced by that Life in proportion to the amount of love we find in our hearts to offer It. The true Friends of God have always known this law of reciprocal Divine Love. In other words, whatever we give our love to, gives us that love back according to the extent of our giving. The true pleasure of anything we practice for our love of it — gardening, golf, cooking, music, or whatever — is the love we have for that same action.
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we can achieve a greatness beyond imagination through a conscious relationship with the living source of greatness itself.
The mastery of anything, including ourselves, begins with the faith that we are not here on earth to be perfected according to an image we hold of ourselves, but rather, to allow perfection to work its way upon us, so that only the awareness of something greater than ourselves can draw us into a greatness beyond ourselves, if we will it so.