Whoever is planted in the Tao
will not be rooted up.
Whoever embraces the Tao
will not slip away.
Her name will be held in honor
from generation to generation.
Let the Tao be present in your life
and you will become genuine.
Let it be present in your family
and your family will flourish.
Let it be present in your country
and your country will be an example
to all countries in the world.
Let it be present in the universe
and the universe will sing.
How do I know this is true?
By looking inside myself.
Tao Te Ching v54
My life is filled with laughter and my heart is full of joy.
There is nothing like a good laugh to make me feel refreshed, free, and joyful. In the presence of laughter, any worries or stress melt away. When I laugh with others, I feel connected to them.
Today I take everything a little less seriously. I open, soften, and embrace the joy that is everywhere present. I look around and see the humor in life. Laughter arises as I open myself to express it. My burdens lighten, and my spirit is lifted.
My laugh comes as easily as the joyful giggle of a carefree child. I happily go about my day sharing my good energy with others. As I do, my heart is cheerful and I live in joy.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” Psalm 126:2
Forgiveness lets me know that minds are joined.
Forgiveness is the means appointed for perception’s ending. Knowledge is restored after perception first is changed, and then gives way entirely to what remains forever past its highest reach. For sights and sounds, at best, can serve but to recall the memory that lies beyond them all. Forgiveness sweeps away distortions, and opens the hidden altar to the truth. Its lilies shine into the mind, and call it to return and look within, to find what it has vainly sought without. For here, and only here, is peace of mind restored, for this the dwelling place of God Himself.
In quiet may forgiveness wipe away my dreams of separation and of sin. Then let me, Father, look within, and find Your promise of my sinlessness is kept; Your Word remains unchanged within my mind, Your Love is still abiding in my heart.
A Course In Miracles ~ 336
. . . Is Patient, Trusting In God’s Goodness And His Perfect Plan
Happiness is the realization of God in the heart. Happiness is the result of praise and thanksgiving, of faith, of acceptance; a quiet, tranquil realization of the love of God. This brings to the soul perfect and indescribable happiness. God is happiness.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle