If a country is governed with tolerance,
the people are comfortable and honest.
If a country is governed with repression,
the people are depressed and crafty.
When the will to power is in charge,
the higher the ideals, the lower the results.
Try to make people happy,
and you lay the groundwork for misery.
Try to make people moral,
and you lay the groundwork for vice.
Thus the Master is content
to serve as an example
and not to impose her will.
She is pointed, but doesn’t pierce.
Straightforward, but supple.
Radiant, but easy on the eyes.
Tao Te Ching v58
My peaceful presence contributes to peace in the world.
When watching the news or reading about world events, I may feel concerned about the state of affairs. Then, I remember the Spirit of God within is my guide. In prayer, I seek guidance from Spirit as to what I can do. I may not be able to influence world leaders, yet I can change my own life practices.
Every day I pray for peace in the world. I also take the needed actions to bring more peace into my life. I harmonize and resolve past grievances and experience more serenity. I create more tranquility in my life and the feeling of peace spreads to my loved ones, into my community, and throughout the world. Guided by God, I create peace in my life—the foundation of world peace.
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.—Numbers 6:26
God is my Father, and He loves His Son.
My true Identity is so secure, so lofty, sinless, glorious and great, wholly beneficent and free from guilt, that Heaven looks to It to give it light. It lights the world as well. It is the gift my Father gave to me; the one as well I give the world. There is no gift but this that can be either given or received. This is reality, and only this. This is illusion’s end. It is the truth.
My Name, O Father, still is known to You. I have forgotten It, and do not know where I am going, who I am, or what it is I do. Remind me, Father, now, for I am weary of the world I see. Reveal what You would have me see instead.
A Course In Miracles ~ 224
. . . Is Strong To Serve
Train yourselves to catch a vision of the Master over the heads of the throng, to hear his voice in your heart, guiding you gently to do those things which you have to do with courage and with peace. Then, my brother, you will not be without joy or hope. If things do not happen as you want them to happen, know that a better way is being found. Trust, and never forget that the true way is the way of love. Flowers do not force their way with great strife. Flowers open to perfection slowly in the sun.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle