on moving beyond competition
Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world. Each of us is assigned by God a function that only we can fill. At the level of the divine, none of us are in competition with each other. We do not have to compete for a piece of the cosmic pie, for the universe has an infinite number of pieces of pie. Mine doesn't take away from yours, and yours doesn't take away from mine. There is more than enough space in the ultimate universe for all of us to prosper.
Just as the cells of the body are programmed each to do what they are supposed to do, collaborating with other cells to foster the health of the organ of which they are part, so each of us is divinely programmed to do what is best for us to do to contribute our greatest gifts to the world. As we celebrate other people's gifts, we increase the value of our own. Whatever we approve of in another's life, we allow ourselves to have. Whatever applause we give another, we are attracting to ourselves.
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