Those who know don’t talk.
Those who talk don’t know.
Close your mouth,
block off your senses,
blunt your sharpness,
untie your knots,
soften your glare,
settle your dust.
This is the primal identity.
Be like the Tao.
It can’t be approached or withdrawn from,
benefited or harmed,
honored or brought into disgrace.
It gives itself up continually.
That is why it endures.
Tao Te Ching v56
Centered in Spirit, I live from peace.
I begin my day by sitting quietly and taking a deep breath. I follow my breath into my heart space while I affirm: I am one with Spirit. I am one with Peace. As this affirmation expands within me, I gently release my breath. I center my thoughts in the unchanging peace of Spirit.
During the day, many things vie for my attention. As I move into the physical world, I may experience confusion. If I feel overwhelmed, I pause to breathe. I return my focus to my heart space, release any tension, and recenter in the peace of Spirit. I complete my day’s activities with thoughts and actions arising from my peaceful center. I end the day as I began it, with a centering breath. Peaceful gratitude prepares me for rest.
Abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.—Isaiah 32:18
Our review for today covers the following:
My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability.
How can I know who I am when I see myself as under constant attack? Pain, illness, loss, age and death seem to threaten me. All my hopes and wishes and plans appear to be at the mercy of a world I cannot control. Yet perfect security and complete fulfillment are my inheritance. I have tried to give my inheritance away in exchange for the world I see. But God has kept my inheritance safe for me. My own real thoughts will teach me what it is.
Above all else I want to see.
Recognizing that what I see reflects what I think I am, I realize that vision is my greatest need. The world I see attests to the fearful nature of the self-image I have made. If I would remember who I am, it is essential that I let this image of myself go. As it is replaced by truth, vision will surely be given me. And with this vision, I will look upon the world and on myself with charity and love.
Above all else I want to see differently.
The world I see holds my fearful self-image in place, and guarantees its continuance. While I see the world as I see it now, truth cannot enter my awareness. I would let the door behind this world be opened for me, that I may look past it to the world that reflects the Love of God.
God is in everything I see.
Behind every image I have made, the truth remains unchanged. Behind every veil I have drawn across the face of love, its light remains undimmed. Beyond all my insane wishes is my will, united with the Will of my Father. God is still everywhere and in everything forever. And we who are part of Him will yet look past all appearances, and recognize the truth beyond them all.
God is in everything I see because God is in my mind.
In my own mind, behind all my insane thoughts of separation and attack, is the knowledge that all is one forever. I have not lost the knowledge of Who I am because I have forgotten it. It has been kept for me in the Mind of God, Who has not left His Thoughts. And I, who am among them, am one with them and one with Him.
A Course In Miracles ~ 56
. . . Is Strong To Serve
Look Into The Light
Your personal contribution towards the great plan for the evolution of man is to dwell continually upon the love of God; to look always into the light and so train yourself to recognize God’s goodness working through everyone else.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle