“Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.” – George Eliot
The whole point of developing character, developing skills and gaining competency in the affairs of the world is to allow for the unveiling of your soul. Your soul longs for expression, not for selfish purposes, but to extend its influence from the invisible realms into the visible world with which we have grown so familiar.
Most would have you believe that the acquisition of skills and knowledge is a means of leveraging your ability to get, but I say to you that the sole purpose of the refinement of your outer capacities of body, mind and heart is to augment your ability to give. If you have this backward, you will eventually suffer from over-consumptive malnutrition, physically, mentally and spiritually.
If, however, you get this right, your life will be characterized by blessing. When you get this right, what is below shall be as above and all obscurity shall fly from you. Double-mindedness shall be replaced by a single eye and your whole body shall be filled with light.
That light, the evidence of the presence of the wonderful soul within you, will illumine all within your sphere of influence. Those it reaches will be dynamized and compelled thereby to respond in love and appreciation or to recoil in fear or rejection. Such is the effect of that light. Such is the “[blessed] influence of one true, loving human soul on another.”
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