Spiritual Health: The Integrated Self
Sometimes we use fear to validate our insecurities. We become so self-absorbed over what we perceive as our weaknesses that we cannot hear the melodies of strength or of new possibilities within ourselves. When we successfully embrace these insecurities we become masters of self-critique, self-flagellation: we beat ourselves up so thoroughly in the hope that no one else will do so. What if we can excel, then what? What if God really does love us and will forgive us? We can tell God things we might not tell another living soul. God is our biggest cheerleader and confidante. God wants us to be good stewards and respectful of the gifts God has given us. We come from a living God, a God who lives in us. Awareness of this divine, incarnated, blessedness within brings serenity and harmony, balanced joy and prayerful hope toward new possibility, and the freedom to live as an integrated whole in a community with others and at peace.
The Undivided Soul