If you want to prosper materially, do not seek to have too much fortune. The coffer full of money favors a mind swirling with worries and anxieties.

If you aim to ascend into the hierarchy of social prestige, do not focus on standing out too much. Visibility requires psychological tact and spiritual maturity that dismay and tear down less prepared spirits.

If you intend to acquire power, so as to accomplish great things, do not think about power for yourself and about your personal interests. Power is a hideous toxic of the soul, driving it crazy in a short time.

If you have the scope to obtain culture and intelligence, do not look for writings as one who keeps pearls for oneself. The knowledge and the reasoning accumulated with selfishness, in the intention of self-promotion, can only introduce the individual into the frenzy of various obsessions.

If you stare at the vanguard of ideas and values as the goal of your life, be aware of the extravagance in the growth speed and the public exposure of your intimate experiences. Those ahead of his/her time are considered mad, demented or bad character, suffering atrocious pains under the general persecution and scorn, often without even being able to be heard on their efforts to favor collective progress, despite how good the idealist’s intentions may be.

In everything, strive for balance and good sense. There is no point in wanting everything to simply lose everything. It is better to aim for the possible little, and grow slowly, but always, than to focus on the impossible much and be left with nothing but terrible sufferings of conscience.

Do it now what is within your reach. As for the rest, trust in God, who, so as others can see and win with what you intend to show them, will send missionaries in a timely manner — let it be said clearly: future time – since not everything can be said to everyone, not everything can be achieved by everyone, not everything can be experienced by everyone, in the time that is called now.

Therefore, respect your own psychological, spiritual and — in one word — evolutionary limits as well as those of others, since, without respect to your own evolutionary rhythms and those of your brothers and sisters in humanity, nothing true and lasting is done or edified.

Benjamin Teixeira
by the Spirit

(Text received on December 8, 2004.)

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