The Tao is the center of the universe,
the good man’s treasure,
the bad man’s refuge.
Honors can be bought with fine words,
respect can be won with good deeds;
but the Tao is beyond all value,
and no one can achieve it.
Thus, when a new leader is chosen,
don’t offer to help him
with your wealth or your expertise.
to teach him about the Tao.
Why did the ancient Masters esteem the Tao?
Because, being one with the Tao,
when you seek, you find;
and when you make a mistake, you are forgiven.
That is why everybody loves it.
Tao Te Ching v62
I am guided by the wisdom of God.
I may believe life gives me abundant opportunities to fail and succeed. In reality, there is no failure. When things don’t go as planned, I learn and move on. Taking chances is part of being a good student of life. I accept life on life’s terms and succeed in everything I do.
My positive attitude gives me confidence to try new things. I make decisions by tapping into both worldly knowledge and divine guidance. I pray, meditate, and journal. I may hear God’s voice while walking, in the shower, or while gardening. I plan my day to have this important time to listen.
The wisdom of God continually directs me. I know what to do and when to do it, as I am guided by Spirit in all that I do.
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.—Proverbs 2:6
God has condemned me not. No more do I.
My Father knows my holiness. Shall I deny His knowledge, and believe in what His knowledge makes impossible? Shall I accept as true what He proclaims as false? Or shall I take His Word for what I am, since He is my Creator, and the One Who knows the true condition of His Son?
Father, I was mistaken in myself, because I failed to realize the Source from which I came. I have not left that Source to enter in a body and to die. My holiness remains a part of me, as I am part of You. And my mistakes about myself are dreams. I let them go today. And I stand ready to receive Your Word alone for what I really am.
A Course In Miracles ~ 228
. . . Is Wise In Speech And Action
In your search for truth, you must continually project thoughts of goodwill, brotherhood and love. Always see the good, even if the good appears infinitesimal to other things. Let your thoughts of love and goodwill be broadcast. You cannot know how much good you will do, by allowing your higher mind to dominate your life.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle