You, Yourself

Remind yourself that you are:

the best secretary for your tasks,

the most efficient publicity agent for your ideas,

the clearest demonstrator of your principles,

the highest standard of the lofty teaching your Spirit embraces,

and the living message of the noble ideas that you transmit to others.

Equally, do not forget that:

the greatest enemy of your most noble realisations,

the complete or incomplete negation of the sublime idealism that you proclaim,

the discordant note of the symphony of goodness that you intend to execute,

the architect of your afflictions,

and the destroyer of your opportunities for elevation - is you, yourself.

XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Christian Agenda. By the Spirit André Luiz. Great Britain: Allan Kardec Publishing Ltd, 1998. Chapter 42.