Colors blind the eye.
Sounds deafen the ear.
Flavors numb the taste.
Thoughts weaken the mind.
Desires wither the heart.
The Master observes the world
but trusts his inner vision.
He allows things to come and go.
His heart is open as the sky.
Tao Te Ching v12
I find God in me, and I am comforted.
If I ever feel alone, without help or support, I remind myself that in truth, I cannot be alone. God is within and around me at all times. Beyond the material world, the presence of Spirit is alive in me. I turn from any sense of loneliness and lean on this comforting truth.
I am one with Christ. Within me is all power, all love, and all joy. No outer trouble has the power to remove God from me, even when it feels overwhelming. I pray to see challenging conditions in a new light. I become willing to look for God in the person or situation that seems to cause me distress. I ask to discover how everything is working for my highest good.
I receive all I pray for at the right and perfect time. God is in me, and I am comforted.
Then the father said to him, “Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.”—Luke 15:31
My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world.
This is the first idea we have had that is related to a major phase of the correction process; the reversal of the thinking of the world. It seems as if the world determines what you perceive. Today’s idea introduces the concept that your thoughts determine the world you see. Be glad indeed to practice the idea in its initial form, for in this idea is your release made sure. The key to forgiveness lies in it.
The practice periods for today’s idea are to be undertaken somewhat differently from the previous ones. Begin with your eyes closed, and repeat the idea slowly to yourself. Then open your eyes and look about, near and far, up and down, —anywhere. During the minute or so to be spent in using the idea merely repeat it to yourself, being sure to do so without haste, and with no sense of urgency or effort.
To do these exercises for maximum benefit, the eyes should move from one thing to another fairly rapidly, since they should not linger on anything in particular. The words, however, should be used in an unhurried, even leisurely fashion. The introduction to this idea, in particular, should be practiced as casually as possible. It contains the foundation for the peace, relaxation and freedom from worry that we are trying to achieve. On concluding the exercises, close your eyes and repeat the idea once more slowly to yourself.
Three practice periods today will probably be sufficient. However, if there is little or no uneasiness and an inclination to do more, as many as five may be undertaken. More than this is not recommended.
A Course In Miracles ~ 11
. . . Is Tolerant
The Human and The Divine
Withhold judgment and criticism. The human way is to judge in haste the actions of others, but the divine way is to remain quiet and loving. You are divine as well as human and are here on earth, to learn to manifest divinity.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle