All of who you are

It remains the dream of every life to realise itself, to reach out and lift oneself to greater heights. A life that continues to remain on the safe side of its own habits and repetitions, that never engages with the risk of its own possibility, remains an unlived life.*
John O’Donohue

To the warrior, greatness is not the product of ego but of service. If you live for yourself, you can settle for less. If you live for others, it require all of who you are.**
Erwin McManus

Better than fixing our weaknesses is developing our strengths.

We are told it is best to focus on what we’re not good at
and what we are good at will
take care of itself.

It is more likely that if we focus on what we are good at
then what we are not good at will take care of itself.

Because we’re pushing our limits,
From our heart outwards,
Always beyond ourselves:

May you have the grace of encouragement
To awaken the gift in the other’s heart,
Building in them the confidence
To follow the call of the gift.^

*John O’Donohue’s To Bless the Space Between Us;
**Erwin McManus’ The Way of the Warrior;
^John O’Donohue’s Benedictus: For a New Position.

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