The supreme good is like water,
which nourishes all things without trying to.
It is content with the low places that people disdain.
Thus it is like the Tao.
In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don’t try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
When you are content to be simply yourself
and don’t compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
Tao Te Ching v8
I EMANATE PEACE INTO THE WORLD.
Today, as a meditation, I imagine all of life breathing peace—animals, plant life, and everyone I encounter. With every breath I take, I bring peace in and through my body, feeling it permeate every atom of my being. I inhale and exhale serenity and know that wherever I go, I carry it with me.
Because my mind is focused on peace, I encounter it in all types of situations. Peace enters the room just before I enter and lingers behind me when I depart. All that I do is infused with peace—my work, my interactions with others, and my time alone.
My life is a meditation on peace. I quietly and intentionally use my breath to saturate my mind, heart, and perspective with peace.
Therefore say, “I hereby grant him my covenant of peace.” Numbers 25:12
Unless the past is over in my mind, the real world must escape my sight. For I am really looking nowhere; seeing but what is not there. How can I then perceive the world forgiveness offers? This the past was made to hide, for this the world that can be looked on only now. It has no past. For what can be forgiven but the past, and if it is forgiven it is gone.
Father, let me not look upon a past that is not there. For You have offered me Your Own replacement, in a present world the past has left untouched and free of sin. Here is the end of guilt. And here am I made ready for Your final step. Shall I demand that You wait longer for Your Son to find the loveliness You planned to be the end of all his dreams and all his pain?
A Course In Miracles ~ 289
The Whole Armor Of God
When you earnestly send out the thought of love and light, your surround yourself with light – as you give your receive. The light which your send forth from your heart not only dispels the material and erroneous thoughts of other; it also creates a protective shield around you. This is what we mean by the words, ‘Put on the whole armor of God.’
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle