He who is in harmony with the Tao
is like a newborn child.
Its bones are soft, its muscles are weak,
but its grip is powerful.
It doesn’t know about the union
of male and female,
yet its penis can stand erect,
so intense is its vital power.
It can scream its head off all day,
yet it never becomes hoarse,
so complete is its harmony.
The Master’s power is like this.
He lets all things come and go
effortlessly, without desire.
He never expects results;
thus he is never disappointed.
He is never disappointed;
thus his spirit never grows old.
Tao Te Ching v55
MY COMMITMENTS ARE SPARKED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD WITHIN ME.
Commitments link me, both mind and heart, to people, aspirations, and goals.
When I give myself wholeheartedly to a relationship, my work, or some plan, I do well. However, when my first commitment is to being God-centered, I bring an even greater measure of love, understanding, and imagination to any commitment.
If I am determined to do my best in a new or long-standing relationship, I make a commitment to be God-centered—mind and heart. I bring love and compassion to every interaction with others.
If I am beginning a new job or class, I make a commitment to be God-centered—mind and heart—in all that is my responsibility to do. My every action and response is filled with understanding and imagination.
Never lag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, serve the Lord. Romans 12:11
It does not seem to me that I can choose to have but peace today. And yet, my God assures me that His Son is like Himself. Let me this day have faith in Him Who says I am God’s Son. And let the peace I choose be mine today bear witness to the truth of what He says. God’s Son can have no cares, and must remain forever in the peace of Heaven. In His Name, I give today to finding what my Father wills for me, accepting it as mine, and giving it to all my Father’s Sons, along with me.
And so, my Father, would I pass this day with You. Your Son has not forgotten You. The peace You gave him still is in his mind, and it is there I choose to spend today.
A Course In Miracles ~ 255
Stilling The Storm
It is easy to be stirred and emotionally upset by contact with unharmonious conditions, but as the Christ Light within grows stronger it teaches the neophyte to control passion and emotion, to keep it stilled and in the right place, so that emotion can be used for spiritual service but is not allowed to storm through the soul upsetting and shattering it.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle