Our goal in each moment is to be mindful and pay attention to our own spiritual self so that we can find the hidden place within. That hidden place will enable us to enter that realm where there are no separations or divisions, where there is only unity. Then the challenge is to bring that sense of oneness and unity back to the world in which we all live and to make it a reality here as well.
That is when we are most likely to falter and become lost. But if we remember the hidden Presence within each of us, then we will once again find that the Divine is our stronghold and we are once again part of the glorious structure that fills the Universe with beauty and holiness.
There are times when I am confronted with the verse and I wonder what I am going to write. I am totally taken by surprise with what the verse says. In these cases, it might be easier to simply drop the project altogether. It is not out of fear that I do this. Rather it is out of my own sense of surprise and astonishment, when I read a verse that I feel takes the psalm, and my commentary, in a totally new and unexpected direction. Perhaps that is the lesson behind this particular verse.
If we all the voice of the ego to guide us, we flee from the unity of God and our fellow human beings in order to save ourselves (or so we think). We are no longer messengers or rulers. Rather, we are confused, frightened, egocentric creatures thinking only of ourselves. In short, we are human - for better or for worse.