Can you explain what the essence of man is, and what limits him from reflecting all that it represents?
Every human being is above all, a soul, a pure expression of the universe. Once incarnated on earth, he is imbued with a zest for life that represents both his divine essence and that of his individuality, particular to that incarnation. During the course of his life, he uses his unique qualities to expand and to create, for that is his true nature. He is, however, faced with multiple influences, such as his karma, genetic heritage, conditioned environment, and many more factors. When he identifies himself with these influences, he limits himself by fleeing from his fears, by satisfying other superficial desires, which prevents him from fully expressing what he truly is. It’s by learning to perceive each of our limitations as an opportunity for better self-discovery that we develop our true creative potential, and that we draw closer to the divine essence we represent.