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
When you find the inner kingdom, you will discover that it contains all you have anticipated finding in some external or far-away heaven. Here and now you can live the life of harmony and joy you expected to live at some distant time and place. By reaching spiritual consciousness, by finding the kingdom of heaven within, you can enjoy heaven right here.
What are the glories of heaven? Perfect understanding and the seeing of all things in their proper relationship. Your inheritance from God is heavenly joys. You receive these through consciousness. If your consciousness is right, time and place do not matter to you. If you have a consciousness of heaven here and now, you will enjoy heaven here and now.
Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Matthew 25:34
I choose the joy of God instead of pain.
Pain is my own idea. It is not a Thought of God, but one I
thought apart from Him and from His Will. His Will is joy,
and only joy for His beloved Son. And that I choose, instead
of what I made.
I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.
A Course In Miracles ~ 210
The Brotherhood Love You
Ministers of God are by your side; no single detail in you life, not a thought or an action escapes them. But they judge not, they only love, with deep compassion and wide understanding. Remember this and pray that a love such as theirs will fill your heart so that you look upon all men with the same gentle loving kindness as the Brethren of the Light regard you.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle