“We are at best filled with the divine, but we have only two hands and one heart. In a deep and subtle way, the want to do it all is a want to be it all, and though it comes from a desire to do good, it often becomes frenzied because our egos seize our goodness as a way to be revered…Helen Luke speaks to this when she talks of the trap of good works. She refers to “those who take refuge from themselves in an unreflective pursuit of good, pouring all their energy into the redemption of society and other people, while blind to their own personal darkness.”
It seems the old adage is a place to start: Do one thing and do it well. Though I would offer it as: Do one thing at a time and do it entirely, and it will lead you to the next moment of love.”
Mark Nepo, in “The Book of Awakening”
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Compiler’s Note: I feel inspired to say that this book by Mark Nepo is just amazing. I’ve read numerous books related to spirituality and personal growth, and this title clearly is one of the best I’ve ever come across. With that said, I feel the need to clarify that it’s not a book for folks who are just embarking on a purely spiritual (as opposed to religious) path.
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