The Master gives himself up
to whatever the moment brings.
He knows that he is going to die,
and her has nothing left to hold on to:
no illusions in his mind,
no resistances in his body.
He doesn’t think about his actions;
they flow from the core of his being.
He holds nothing back from life;
therefore he is ready for death,
as a man is ready for sleep
after a good day’s work.
Tao Te Ching v50
Fully present in this moment, I live in continual blessing.
I may catch myself regretting the past or worrying about the future. Yet I know such preoccupation is not helpful to me. In truth, the present moment is all there is, so I choose to live fully in the now.
I begin by appreciating what is present in my life right now—my family, my friends, my work, the beauty of nature, and life itself. I realize my thoughts and actions have brought me to this moment and its blessings.
The seeds I planted in the past through my thoughts and prayers have come to fruition. Now, I plant new seeds of positive possibilities. I sow ideas of happiness, abundance, and love, and cultivate feelings of joy, prosperity, and appreciation. As I live fully in the present moment, I am continually blessed.
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.—Psalm 118:24
I am sustained by the Love of God.
Here is the answer to every problem that will confront you, today and tomorrow and throughout time. In this world, you believe you are sustained by everything but God. Your faith is placed in the most trivial and insane symbols; pills, money, “protective” clothing, influence, prestige, being liked, knowing the “right” people, and an endless list of forms of nothingness that you endow with magical powers.
All these things are your replacements for the Love of God. All these things are cherished to ensure a body identification. They are songs of praise to the ego. Do not put your faith in the worthless. It will not sustain you.
Only the Love of God will protect you in all circumstances. It will lift you out of every trial, and raise you high above all the perceived dangers of this world into a climate of perfect peace and safety. It will transport you into a state of mind that nothing can threaten, nothing can disturb, and where nothing can intrude upon the eternal calm of the Son of God.
Put not your faith in illusions. They will fail you. Put all your faith in the Love of God within you; eternal, changeless and forever unfailing. This is the answer to whatever confronts you today. Through the Love of God within you, you can resolve all seeming difficulties without effort and in sure confidence. Tell yourself this often today. It is a declaration of release from the belief in idols. It is your acknowledgment of the truth about yourself.
For ten minutes, twice today, morning and evening, let the idea for today sink deep into your consciousness. Repeat it, think about it, let related thoughts come to help you recognize its truth, and allow peace to flow over you like a blanket of protection and surety. Let no idle and foolish thoughts enter to disturb the holy mind of the Son of God. Such is the Kingdom of Heaven. Such is the resting place where your Father has placed you forever.
A Course In Miracles ~ 50
. . . Is Strong To Serve
Be untiring in your work, but depend not on your own strength. That would bring you limitation. Look to the Great White Spirit for all your needs and for the release of that inner strength. Be undaunted, be untiring, but depend not on yourself. Look to the infinite love and glory of the Son, Christ.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle