Fill your bowl to the brim
and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security
and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people’s approval
and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.
Tao Te Ching v9
I trust in God, and my life shapes up!
When a potter throws clay onto the wheel, he or she may not know if the finished piece will be a vase, a bowl, or a plate. Though the technique can be messy and the result uncertain, the potter trusts the process, giving the clay complete attention. The potter shapes and molds the clay with creativity and skill, watching the art take shape.
Like a potter, I shape and mold the moments of my life. With a sense of creative wonder, I attend to each matter before me. If circumstances unexpectedly shift, I refocus on the Christ Presence within and return to my peaceful center. I trust in God, and though the outcome may be uncertain, I know my life is taking shape in a way that blesses and prospers me and others.
Happy are those who trust in the Lord. Proverbs 16:20
Father, I want what goes against my will, and do not want what is my will to have. Straighten my mind, my Father. It is sick. But You have offered freedom, and I choose to claim Your gift today. And so I give all judgment to the One You gave to me to judge for me. He sees what I behold, and yet He knows the truth. He looks on pain, and yet He understands it is not real, and in His understanding it is healed. He gives the miracles my dreams would hide from my awareness. Let Him judge today. I do not know my will, but He is sure it is Your Own. And He will speak for me, and call Your miracles to come to me.
Listen today. Be very still, and hear the gentle Voice for God assuring you that He has judged you as the Son He loves.
A Course In Miracles ~ 347
My Peace I Give Unto You
The Master is tender and loving; he knows your need, he understands your difficulties and disappointments and says, ‘Come, brother, come above the mists, come unto me, and I will give you that inner peace for which you long . . .’
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle