The supreme good is like water,
which nourishes all things without trying to.
It is content with the low places that people disdain.
Thus it is like the Tao.
In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don’t try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
When you are content to be simply yourself
and don’t compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
Tao Te Ching v8
I am a peaceful presence in the world.
I contribute to world peace by affirming that people can live peacefully with each other, honoring and respecting their differences. Mahatma Gandhi said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” I hold this teaching in my heart as I focus on peace for everyone.
A vision for world peace guides my thoughts and actions. As I walk a peaceful path in looking for loving solutions to any challenge, my intentions radiate to others, extending the possibility for peace.
Peace emanates from the heart. It begins in me and flows out into my world, contributing to global harmony. I become the peace I wish to see in the world.
As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace.—Ephesians 6:15
For this review we will use these ideas:
Let me recognize the problem so it can be solved.
Let me realize today that the problem is always some form of grievance that I would cherish. Let me also understand that the solution is always a miracle with which I let the grievance be replaced. Today I would remember the simplicity of salvation by reinforcing the lesson that there is one problem and one solution. The problem is a grievance; the solution is a miracle. And I invite the solution to come to me through my forgiveness of the grievance, and my welcome of the miracle that takes its place.
Specific applications of this idea might be in these forms:
This presents a problem to me which I would have resolved.
The miracle behind this grievance will resolve it for me.
The answer to this problem is the miracle that it conceals.
Let me recognize my problems have been solved.
I seem to have problems only because I am misusing time. I believe that the problem comes first, and time must elapse before it can be worked out. I do not see the problem and the answer as simultaneous in their occurrence. That is because I do not yet realize that God has placed the answer together with the problem, so that they cannot be separated by time. The Holy Spirit will teach me this, if I will let Him. And I will understand it is impossible that I could have a problem which has not been solved already.
These forms of the idea will be useful for specific applications:
I need not wait for this to be resolved.
The answer to this problem is already given me, if I will accept it.
Time cannot separate this problem from its solution.
A Course In Miracles ~ 90
. . . Bears No Resentment
In Times Of Stress And Difficulty
May it comfort you in times of stress and difficulty to know that all you suffer and endure, all the self-discipline that you go through is so worthwhile; it is not in vain, for it is carrying you forward and upward to the glorious, happy, perfect life. Keep bravely, courageously and hopefully on with your life, knowing that you are placed in the position that you hold through your past karma. Your present opportunities ought to be accepted gratefully. Always wait upon God and the way will be shown to you, watching over you. We are all one Brotherhood, all in one and one in all.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle