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
I am guided by the light of God.
Sometimes I may feel overwhelmed and unsure where to turn for help. It may seem like walking in the woods on a moonless night. I feel lost, like I am walking in circles, not knowing the way out. In the darkness, answers elude me.
In a moment of surrender, I ask God to guide my way. I close my eyes, relax my mind, and breathe deeply. In the stillness I notice a light beginning to emerge. The light radiates out from my heart. Like dawn breaking in the forest, the light of Spirit illuminates my mind.
New ideas begin to emerge and answers present themselves. Peace washes over me as my path becomes clear. I know which steps to take. I am guided by the light of God.
It is you who light my lamp; the Lord, my God, lights up my darkness.—Psalm 18:28
I share God’s Will for happiness for me.
You do not want to suffer. You may think it buys you something, and may still believe a little that it buys you what you want. Yet this belief is surely shaken now, at least enough to let you question it, and to suspect it really makes no sense. It has not gone as yet, but lacks the roots that once secured it tightly to the dark and hidden secret places of your mind.
Today we try to loose its weakened hold still further, and to realize that pain is purposeless, without a cause and with no power to accomplish anything. It cannot purchase anything at all. It offers nothing, and does not exist. And everything you think it offers you is lacking in existence, like itself. You have been slave to nothing. Be you free today to join the happy Will of God.
For several days we will continue to devote our periods of practicing to exercises planned to help you reach the happiness God’s Will has placed in you. Here is your home, and here your safety is. Here is your peace, and here there is no fear. Here is salvation. Here is rest at last.
Begin your practice periods today with this acceptance of God’s Will for you:
I share God’s Will for happiness for me, and
I accept it as my function now.
Then seek this function deep within your mind, for it is there, awaiting but your choice. You cannot fail to find it when you learn it is your choice, and that you share God’s Will.
Be happy, for your only function here is happiness. You have no need to be less loving to God’s Son than He Whose Love created him as loving as Himself. Besides these hourly five-minute rests, pause frequently today, to tell yourself that you have now accepted happiness as your one function. And be sure that you are joining with God’s Will in doing this.
A Course In Miracles ~ 102
. . . Bears No Resentment
Usually people only pray for what they want, something for themselves. ‘O dear God, give, give, give! Give me health, give me happiness, give me the necessities, give me all I want, dear God, and I will do what you want,’ instead of saying, ‘Dear Father, beloved Christ, I give myself to Thee; do with me as Thou wilt.’
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle