When we look for a job or to get a loan, we sometimes need a reference. I won’t go into details, but I had to use my Spiritual Master to give me a good reference. After we finished, I told my Master, “You do not lie but I am not worthy of the reference You gave me.” My Master smiled and said, “I am basing the reference on your potential, not what you are right now.” That pierced my heart. We must see the potential of everything, and not just what is in front of us. God sees the potential in all of us, so we are still around. Maybe we can use God as our reference, as no one knows us better than Him. — Satish Daryanani