The Person You Can Become
There are two distinct personalities within your character: the person you are and the person you would like to become. Unless the former personality is working in harmony towards the latter, you will experience bitter frustration and disappointment in your daily living.
To dream of the heights to which you would rise is a worthwhile occupation if you are prepared to advance beyond dreaming and work and plan to become the person God wants you to be.
Within you lies a potential for spiritual growth that is so great even you cannot fathom its depths.
There are rare moments, perhaps, when you have been deeply moved, when you are conscious of a quality in your life you never knew you possessed, but when the old life reasserts itself this moment of beauty becomes a memory and you eventually wonder if it was ever yours.
Spiritual greatness can be yours when your life is lived in harmony with God; when there is no jarring emotion or false pride, and when your whole being responds to his love with joy and thanksgiving.
If such a way of life sounds too idealistic to be true, it is because your values are still based upon inadequacy and you have not yet caught the vision of what life can become if lived in company with God.
Carl Gates, Faith for Daily Living
At the moment we are blessed with human life and with all the possibilities that this implies… When we die nothing can be taken with us but the seeds of our life’s work and our spiritual knowledge.
Dalai Lama, The Little Book of Wisdom