“Be in this world but not of this world.”
From the perspective of A Course in Miracles, the mortal dimension is not our true home. We are material beings for but a moment in time, but we are spiritual beings forever.
Ironically, it is when we identify with our spirits rather than our bodies that we are most powerful on the material plane. Our overidentification with the world does not give us power within the world so much as it diminishes our power here. It makes us frightened and nervous and full of anxiety. It is when we know who we truly are—beings of love, sent here by a Divine Creator with the mission of giving and receiving love—that we are lifted to our highest talents and most potent skills.
From– Ask Marianne Williamson: Find Your True Calling