Building capacity for the power of purpose
Day 266/366 days Towards Self-Mastery.
When people speak of the power and the glory of success it scares me, probably because from my point of view, there is little glory in the examples of power that I've been exposed to.
Sarah relates a message from Oprah Winfrey: the concept of God not giving us more than we can handle is not only about being stoic in the face of struggle and difficulties, it also includes wealth, power and glory. That if we don't think we can handle it, it will definitely not be given to us.
That's one way of looking at it that illustrates it nicely. For myself, I've learned being able to accept more - wealth, health, power, glory - is about having the capacity in my body and nervous system as well as mentally and emotionally. The real human elements that limit my ability to reach for a more authentic and expansive life are less about being deserving than about having mental and physical capacity.