The excellence of wisdom

“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination and wonder.” Ronald Regan.

I agree with the quote above. Do you? But when it comes to evaluating the ‘push it to the limit’ approach to life there are limits we need to respect. The bumper stickers, quotes and people who declare there are “NO LIMITS” are false. When others encourage you to push it to the limit, or promote a no limits mindset test it with these questions;

1. Do I understand what limits are being addressed?

2. Is it a perceived limit?

3. Is it an artificial limit that is keeping me down?

4. Am I willing to test my artificial or perceived limits?

5. What limits in life need to be respected ?

6. What’s the difference between exceeding apparent limits and crossing all limits?

7. What situations might call for an intentional limiting of my involvement with others?

“I was there when he set the clouds above, when he established springs deep in the earth. I was there when he set the limits of the seas,so they would not spread beyond their boundaries. And when he marked off the earth’s foundations, I was the architect at his side.

(Proverbs 8:28-30)

Published by Jeanette Dean

I'm a chocolate lover on a journey of learning, healing and discovery. I started this blog because it was burdensome carrying my 30 + journals every time I moved. I enjoy photography and was offered a place in The Glasgow School of Photography but opted to go back to San Francisco to work for a global missionary organization instead. I enjoy studying how theology/leadership/reconciliation/spirituality intersect. I come alive in nature and love helping others unlock that deeply human part of who they are, so they too can come alive and live, love and lead with courage in their hearts. I'm an Irish open water swim coach here in Ireland so ask me or reach out to me about that exhilarating activity - I'd love to help you get more Vitamin SEA. I'm a creative catalyst and collaborator so if you'd like to work with me in a creative capacity let me know. I’d love to hear from YOU so please hit the like button and let me know you're out there!

2 thoughts on “The excellence of wisdom

  1. Jeanette,

    I am not very familiar with the “limits to growth” debate. I think it was discussed about thirty years ago in the context of economic growth. The discussion raised issues about the need for great concern for other factors – e.g. ecological, social and cultural.

    Pope Francis’s Letter Laudato Si (on Caring for the Earth) has examined these important issues in recent years. It questions the economic models that fail to appreciate the damage being done to the environoment when we continue to focus too much on growth in economic terms without showing the damage done to the environment.

    Here I have been watching the All Ireland Football Final on television. Dublin and Kerry played out an exciting draw. The replay will be in two week’s time.

    With best wishes,


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