Sunday, October 21, 2012

Lord, help me find and live from my True Self.









The human temptation to run from and deny not just the divine presence, but our own true selves, that is, our souls, our inner destiny, our true identity. Your True Self is that part of you that knows who you are and whose you are, although largely unconsciously. Your False Self is just who you think you are—but thinking doesn’t make it so.

We are made for transcendence and endless horizons, but our small ego usually gets in the way until we become aware of its petty preoccupations and eventually seek a deeper truth. It is like mining for a diamond. We must dig deep, and yet seem reluctant, even afraid, to do so.


Excerpted from Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self, pp. vii-viii


Prayer:


Lord, help me find and live from my True Self.



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