Welcome to Round 4!
We return now to “I” as the subject of the Guiding Thought. Hopefully after going through the rounds of “you” and “we”, you will have a different understanding of “I” that takes into account what you have learned through “you” and “we”.
Love is my natural state; In Love I remember who I truly am; I remember my holiness, my innocence, and my infinity. Love enlightens my mind and lifts my heart. I feel buoyant and expansive! I am now aware of my Self as Infinite Love, unbounded and free.
So much of inner work is simply remembering what you already know. Remembering and remembering and remembering until the Knowing is so solid that you never forget again. Sometimes, when a lesson is repeated, it becomes easy. As you practice patience, you find more patience…but then…life puts you in a situation that challenges the patience you have already learned. That’s getting you to a deeper level of remembering. All of life is like that—it’s designed to take us deeper into our remembering one little experience at a time. The more we master, the more we get; it begins small. When we embrace those small challenges, we prove we are committed and willing to move through to more.
Protect your Love. Strive against smallness. You are not mediocre, but mediocrity will challenge you— it will call to you in your weariness, in your impatience, in your doubts.
When you are tired, breathe deeply, remember yourself, and continue. When you are impatient, close your eyes, see your perfection, and speak.
When you doubt, investigate options, find solutions you can be confident in and move forward. This responsibility you owe to yourself. Every moment reflects who and what you think you are: are you great? Or are you small?
Live each moment in your greatness.
Choose smallness and dissatisfaction will haunt you.
Strive for greatness—be diligent, especially in those moments when the pettiness of the world holds its hand out to you, pleading with you to join it.
Turn your back. Deny pettiness satisfaction and you will be satisfied.
Do not sacrifice your greatness for the smallness in others—what worth is there in it?
Instead, offer up your smallness by overcoming it. Demonstrate to others the true worth of their greatness through your own. Your own greatness will, in turn, reward you with peace, dignity, joy, integrity, restful sleep, and a fulfilled life.