What is rooted is easy to nourish.
What is recent is easy to correct.
What is brittle is easy to break.
What is small is easy to scatter.
Prevent trouble before it arises.
Put things in order before they exist.
The giant pine tree
grows from a tiny sprout.
The journey of a thousand miles
starts from beneath your feet.
Rushing into action, you fail.
Trying to grasp things, you lose them.
Forcing a project to completion,
you ruin what was almost ripe.
Therefore the Master takes action
by letting things take their course.
He remains as calm
at the end as at the beginning.
He has nothing,
thus has nothing to lose.
What he desires is non-desire;
what he learns is to unlearn.
He simply reminds people
of who they have always been.
He cares about nothing but the Tao.
Thus he can care for all things.
Tao Te Ching v64
I turn within to the soothing presence of Divine Love.
Sometimes the sky is cloudy and I cannot see the sun, yet I know the sun is still there. Likewise, when times are tough and it is hard to see the light, I know God is always present.
If I need comforting, I find a place to meditate and connect with the Christ within. I let my body, mind, and spirit relax into the soothing presence of Divine Love.
If my emotions rise to the surface, I allow myself to feel them, then release them. Centered in God, I open to a flow of divine love, guidance, support, and wisdom—knowing God is my help in every need. Any concerns subside and I am at peace. My heart is lifted up in love.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father … comfort your hearts and strengthen them in every good work and word.—2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
. . . Is Gentle, Loving, Kind
If the action of another irritates you and you chafe under a sense of injustice, do not try to attack, even in your thoughts, the one who appears to have offended. Have you not given yourself to the Master of Love? There can be no compromise; you way is clearly shown. It is the easy way of love, gentleness, peace.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle