Nurturing and sharing spiritual insights

When an inspiration of Truth lights up your thought, how do you hang on to it? Well, one way is not to talk about yet. To ensure lasting benefits from our spiritual discoveries, it is helpful to let the truths we discover develop and spiritualize our experience. Then our lives will be enriched, and what we do say will ring true because it has stood the test of proof.

A number of things can happen when you share an idea before making it your own. First, you may get a cool reception to your outpouring or, at best, a civil but unenthusiastic response. The individual may say, "I noticed that too" or "Oh, that's a beautiful idea." In either case, you realize he or she has not really seen what you saw. Second, in your premature effort to share, you may lose your own inspiration. Sometimes the truth is completely aborted for you, and you don't go back and work with it. Thus the need for patience and wisdom.

June 28, 1982

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