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Nov
06

You Have No Limits

Oh man! There is no planet, sun or star could hold you, if you but knew what you are.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nearly all religious and spiritual teachings throughout history assert one common idea: that we are eternal. Our soul exists beyond our physical lives which are a tiny blink in our entire existence. We are spiritual beings who have temporarily taken on human form.

To truly understand this and live according to this reality, we begin to see that the limitations that we perceive in our lives are illusory. Our spirit resides with God in a reality that knows no limitations. Boundaries and limitations are a feature of the physical world in which we temporarily reside. The limitations we place on ourselves are grounded in material attachments.

Getting In Touch With God

When our thoughts are aligned with our spirit, we are in touch with God. When we resist the temptation to identify ourselves with our physical bodies, we can align ourselves with God’s will. Greed, worry, scarcity, pride and obsession only exist in the material world. To let go of them is to know God and to experience His power.

Challenge Your Beliefs

If you believe that you are not very creative, do not have enough time to do the things you feel called to do, that you are not very good in relationships or are limited in intelligence, consider challenging that belief. If you feel a burning desire to do something that you think is impossible, God may be calling you, and God does not call without providing the strength to fulfill the call.

When we are guided by our spirit, the true physical necessities in this life are provided. To follow this guidance requires a tremendous amount of faith. For most of us, this is the most significant challenge. It feels risky, and it takes practice.

Faith Eliminates Limitation

Faith is perhaps the single most important spiritual principle to practice if we want to live a truly meaningful, successful and inspired life, ripe with growth and free of limitation. It gets us out of the way, and allows God to work through us. It opens up a direct line of communication with God. It allows us to be co-creators of the conditions of our lives.

To continue reading about faith, I highly recommend Immacul√©e Ilibagiza’s book, Left To Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust. I talk about her book in my post, Left to Tell.

About the author

Danny

I am Danny Kohn, writer and designer for this site and owner, software engineer and consultant for Inspirations Software Design. My three greatest passions in life are sharing time with my family, software design and sharing inspiration with others. I have the incredible privilege of being able to spend a significant amount of time every day doing each of those three things. I am a single father of Tristen, our 6 year old son. It has been such an incredible joy to watch him grow up and learn so much. Everything he does and says overwhelms me with adoration. We have a wonderful evening ritual of reading books together in a beanbag chair. Nearly every night, we have a laughing attack together. I smile and giggle constantly in his presence and feel truly inspired.

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