Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an
— Michael Jordan
No limit can be placed on the spirit of man. It merges with
the Universal Spirit for the two are really One.
— “The Science of Mind,” page 87
I love this quote by Dr. Ernest Holmes. It is simple, direct,
powerful and, most of all, true. What we know is that the only
limits we have are those we place on ourselves. It has been
my experience that I can clearly see when those around me are
limiting themselves in deed, action or thought; however, it is
more of a challenge for me to see when I’m doing it to myself.
I’ve always loved learning in all of its forms, including in the
classroom. After I completed all of the residencies and work for
my Ph.D., I found I couldn’t seem to get going on my dissertation.
Granted, a funny thing happened on the way to my doctorate.
I earned a second master’s degree and became a minister.
And yet, I thought I did everything I knew how to do to move
forward. I prayed; meditated; worked with my practitioner,
prayer partner, mentoring ministers, my Ph.D. committee and
almost everyone who would listen. I was doing everything
except my research and writing. Finally, in a conversation
with one of my academic advisors, I was asked to consider
if I had gotten everything I needed from the program and was
complete. As soon as my advisor gave me permission not to
finish, I jumped on the bandwagon and completed my research
and 130-page dissertation.
It might be helpful for you to engage those closest to you in a
conversation about the limits they see you imposing on yourself.
They may be big and obvious or small and nuanced. Your openness
to feedback may help you move through your perceived
I move beyond my perceived limits with power and poise into
Daily Guide Thursday February 22, 2018 – Science Of Mind Magazine