Throw away holiness and wisdom,
and people will be a hundred times happier.
Throw away morality and justice,
and people will do the right thing.
Throw away industry and profit,
and there won’t be any thieves.
If these three aren’t enough,
just stay at the center of the circle
and let all things take their course.
Tao Te Ching v19
Free from limiting beliefs, I enjoy a new perspective of life.
Thoughts of unworthiness, inadequacy, or lack inhibit my growth. My bondage to such error beliefs is like the ties that tether a hot air balloon to the ground.
I can make a different choice. I can deny the power of error beliefs over my life, release them, and free myself. I affirm: I am worthy of all the riches of the Kingdom. God is my source, and I have unlimited potential.
I replace limiting thoughts with statements of Truth. As I affirm them daily, they grow in me, and I see life from a new perspective. Like a hot air balloon fueled by propane, I am lifted up by the Truth of God’s Love. Untethered from false beliefs, I gain a wider outlook of all that is. Free and unlimited, I soar to new heights.
Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.—Galatians 5:1
I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my thoughts.
The idea for today is obviously the reason why your seeing does not affect you alone. You will notice that at times the ideas related to thinking precede those related to perceiving, while at other times the order is reversed. The reason is that the order does not matter. Thinking and its results are really simultaneous, for cause and effect are never separate.
Today we are again emphasizing the fact that minds are joined. This is rarely a wholly welcome idea at first, since it seems to carry with it an enormous sense of responsibility, and may even be regarded as an “invasion of privacy.” Yet it is a fact that there are no private thoughts. Despite your initial resistance to this idea, you will yet understand that it must be true if salvation is possible at all. And salvation must be possible because it is the Will of God.
The minute or so of mind searching which today’s exercises require is to be undertaken with eyes closed. The idea for today is to be repeated first, and then the mind should be carefully searched for the thoughts it contains at that time. As you consider each one, name it in terms of the central person or theme it contains, and holding it in your mind as you do so, say:
I am not alone in experiencing the effects of this thought about _______.
The requirement of as much indiscriminateness as possible in selecting subjects for the practice periods should be quite familiar to you by now, and will no longer be repeated each day, although it will occasionally be included as a reminder. Do not forget, however, that random selection of subjects for all practice periods remains essential throughout. Lack of order in this connection will ultimately make the recognition of lack of order in miracles meaningful to you.
Apart from the “as needed” application of today’s idea, at least three practice periods are required, shortening the length of time involved, if necessary. Do not attempt more than four.
A Course In Miracles ~ 19
. . . Is Tolerant
Have you ever thought what forgiveness means? You, your own personality, needs your forgiveness. Your spirit is divine, but until you have overcome, your personality remains human and needs the forgiveness of your spirit. As you forgive, as your spirit forgives your personality, so also you will learn to forgive your brother man for all his seeming errors. If you will train yourself to think in terms of love and forgiveness every moment of your life, a most beautiful healing will take place in you.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle