It seems that Thurman has segregated humans into three categories:
1) those who have a vision and the abilities and opportunities to achieve that vision even through trials.
2) those who have a vision but the way is paved with difficulties that weigh them down.
3) those to whom a vision never comes. Their road is neither rough nor smooth, no sudden turns nor surprises.
Thurman blesses them all asking God to provide for each person, according to their need. “Pour out the riches of Thy grace that none need be alone and none may seek another’s light.”
We’re all given our own path to travel. Some will be easier than others. Some will take the light and run toward their vision. Others will try to run without light and stumble along. Still others will be content not to run for a vision. All are good. None are better than the other. There is no reason for harm. God loves each one just as they are.
With the busyness of our lives we can let the details of them create stressors that seem insurmountable.
Looking something like this:
We have, what Thurman calls, a great and overwhelming need for a little haven of rest for our churning and deeply involved spirit.(30) He recommends taking a moment to pause, in a suitable environment that enables you to be renewed, physically and spiritually. We are to let go of what consumes our mind, what strangles our ease of breath, what holds us from freely moving into our God-given purpose. Thurman suggests there is an “inner insistence toward wholeness” that, when the moment is quiet, announces “Bring in your scattered parts, be present at all the levels of your consciousness. This is the time of togetherness. Only [you] who have come to a point of holy focus, may be blessed with the vision of God”.
I imagine this stillness with a vibrant energy life as seen in the chakra imagery below. There is a sacred vibrancy working through us and from within us even as we seek calm and centering to manage the busyness that is external to our life. I suggest it’s in this moment, as Thurman writes, that we are able to access the vision of God.