The Tao is infinite, eternal.
Why is it eternal?
It was never born;
thus it can never die.
Why is it infinite?
It has no desires for itself;
thus it is present for all beings.
The Master stays behind;
that is why she is ahead.
She is detached from all things;
that is why she is one with them.
Because she has let go of herself,
she is perfectly fulfilled.
Tao Te Ching v7
Christ is reborn in me.
Just as Mary joyfully expected the arrival of Jesus, I await the rebirth of the Christ in me with great anticipation. This rebirth quickens my desire to share my unique gifts with the world—gifts of love, harmony, and peace inspired by Spirit.
Through his example and message, Jesus showed us how to have a deep and meaningful relationship with God. He taught us to honor our own divinity—the Christ in each of us. I celebrate the birth of Jesus and the rebirth of the Christ within me by giving and receiving from a heart full of joy.
I also celebrate the divine potential within every person. With our gifts, we all contribute to the consciousness of love Jesus Christ brought to the world.
Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people.—Luke 2:10
I am never upset for the reason I think.
This idea, like the preceding one, can be used with any person, situation or event you think is causing you pain. Apply it specifically to whatever you believe is the cause of your upset, using the description of the feeling in whatever term seems accurate to you. The upset may seem to be fear, worry, depression, anxiety, anger, hatred, jealousy or any number of forms, all of which will be perceived as different. This is not true. However, until you learn that form does not matter, each form becomes a proper subject for the exercises for the day. Applying the same idea to each of them separately is the first step in ultimately recognizing they are all the same.
When using the idea for today for a specific perceived cause of an upset in any form, use both the name of the form in which you see the upset, and the cause which you ascribe to it. For example:
I am not angry at ___ for the reason I think.
I am not afraid of ___ for the reason I think.
But again, this should not be substituted for practice periods in which you first search your mind for “sources” of upset in which you believe, and forms of upset which you think result.
In these exercises, more than in the preceding ones, you may find it hard to be indiscriminate, and to avoid giving greater weight to some subjects than to others. It might help to precede the exercises with the statement:
There are no small upsets.
They are all equally disturbing to my peace of mind.
Then examine your mind for whatever is distressing you, regardless of how much or how little you think it is doing so.
You may also find yourself less willing to apply today’s idea to some perceived sources of upset than to others. If this occurs, think first of this:
I cannot keep this form of upset and let the others go.
For the purposes of these exercises, then, I will regard them all as the same.
Then search your mind for no more than a minute or so, and try to identify a number of different forms of upset that are disturbing you, regardless of the relative importance you may give them. Apply the idea for today to each of them, using the name of both the source of the upset as you perceive it, and of the feeling as you experience it. Further examples are:
I am not worried about ___ for the reason I think.
I am not depressed about ___ for the reason I think.
Three or four times during the day is enough.
A Course In Miracles ~ 5
. . . Is Gentle, Loving, Kind
The Way Of The Disciple
And how, you ask, are we to walk the spiritual path? We answer: Say little, love much; give all; judge no man; aspire to all that is pure and good – and keep on keeping on.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle