Going beyond the comfort zone

Is "good enough" really enough? Is it enough to be nice, but occasionally impatient; practical, although willful at times; hardworking, yet inefficient; skillful, but apathetic? Even though those combinations don't measure up to being perfect, they seem to make up a pretty decent character, don't they? Especially in a world where human nature is often a lot worse.

We can be grateful, of course, for all the good expressed everywhere, but is "good enough" really enough? Consider this question as it relates to something like crime. Is a low crime rate good enough? Are we comfortable with just a little wrongdoing? Or should our comfort zone be zero crime?

The question of what truly is "good enough" challenges us to reject narrow, limited views and instead enlarge our concept of life, be better individuals, discover more of the wonderful talents and capacity for accomplishing good—our innate goodness.

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Testimony of Healing
Early one morning I set out on a bicycle ride
June 9, 1997

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