Letters to Tom — Limits

Dear Tom:

Do you remember hearing the words, “the sky is the limit for you?” It would have been a time when someone in your life was encouraging you in your job, your profession, or your life. Our wisdom teaches us to embrace those moments. It is a time when life calls us to stretch or break. Sufism teaches that the training of the heart begins with the interplay between need and capacity. We are to bring the need and God provides the capacity, and the capacity is limitless. Rumi teaches, “increase your need, so God can give you more.”

Even when we bring doubt along with need we bring something. God accepts bad currency as well as good. Doubt is merely an obstacle. Doubt is power. Yet when we can overcome the “doubt obstacles,” we progress. We overcome the energy of doubt to see the way. When we accept that the “sky is the limit” and take the opportunity to touch that part of us that has the limitless capacity we experience — the divine embrace.

Your friend, Webb

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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