Summary: All action in the Universe is
about testing and expanding limits. A boxing match and a tough
legal Bar Examination are one and the same - a limits test.
All evolution everywhere in the Universe occurs when limits of
whatever type are reached and exceeded.
Getting back to personal transformations, let's take look at
the meaning of limits. It's poignant to contemplate that
all the nifty features possessed by humans such as superb
senses, exquisitely controlled musculature, broad awareness,
etc. all had their birth in often repeated situations of
deadly limits tests. An approaching large predatory
animal tests a variety of awareness and physical limits
simultaneously for example. It is the perceived or real
threats from our surroundings over a long period of time and
over a large population that have given rise to all of the
delightful features humans enjoy. Without these deadly
threats over time, there would never had been human beings in
the advanced form we all know and love. This is the
ultimate paradox of existence - there will necessarily always
be strong tests of all existing limits. Osama, Bird Flu,
George Bush, etc. - these are all tests of limits. To
make one's existence a Paradise, all one must simply do is
understand this notion and declare problem solving to be the
highest pleasure. Problems will inevitably and naturally
present free of charge, so enjoy them for what they are - and
excuse and reason to expand your Temporal Aperture (awareness)
by testing and expansion of various limits.
See also page 35.