The generals have a saying:
“Rather than make the first move
it is better to wait and see.
Rather than advance an inch
it is better to retreat a yard.”
This is called
going forward without advancing,
pushing back without using weapons.
There is no greater misfortune
than underestimating your enemy.
Underestimating your enemy
means thinking that he is evil.
Thus you destroy your three treasures
and become an enemy yourself.
When two great forces oppose each other,
the victory will go
to the one that knows how to yield.
Tao Te Ching v69
I MOVE FORWARD WITH THE CONFIDENCE OF SPIRIT.
When I take risks, stretch, and try new things according to the guidance of Spirit, I grow. In the past, I may have hesitated or held back when faced with new opportunities, but today I move forward with confidence.
If I am shy, being the first to introduce myself at a gathering may be a stretch for me. Initiating a challenging project or goal extends me out of my comfort zone. I welcome the chance to develop untapped skills.
Feeling uncertain about the outcome is only natural when I try something new. I can try again if necessary. I am not discouraged, as Spirit is with me. I move forward with strong faith, and my life is enriched as I grow.
Lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:10
I ask Your blessing on my sight today. It is the means which You have chosen to become the way to show me my mistakes, and look beyond them. It is given me to find a new perception through the Guide You gave to me, and through His lessons to surpass perception and return to truth. I ask for the illusion which transcends all those I made. Today I choose to see a world forgiven, in which everyone shows me the face of Christ, and teaches me that what I look upon belongs to me; that nothing is, except Your holy Son.
Today our sight is blessed indeed. We share one vision, as we look upon the face of Him Whose Self is ours. We are one because of Him Who is the Son of God; of Him Who is our own Identity.
A Course In Miracles ~ 269
Whatsoever Thy Hand
It does not matter what your work is on the earth. What does matter is that you should do it with all your heart and with all your strength and with all your mind. Pray also for wisdom that you may work in the right way, and for courage that you may not become faint-hearted on your path.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle