Act without doing;
work without effort.
Think of the small as large
and the few as many.
Confront the difficult
while it is still easy;
accomplish the great task
by a series of small acts.
The Master never reaches for the great;
thus she achieves greatness.
When she runs into a difficulty,
she stops and gives herself to it.
She doesn’t cling to her own comfort;
thus problems are no problem for her.
Tao Te Ching v63
Centered in Spirit, I am free.
At times I may feel restrained by my circumstances. I have commitments to keep, bills to pay, and my inner critic to calm. I may wonder how to get out of this stagnant state. Then, I turn to God for guidance. I shift my focus from lack to abundance. Freedom comes from within, and I have the power to create a sense of freedom in my life.
A change in my attitude often is all I need to be free. I also may change the way I communicate to free myself from frustration. Instead of keeping things bottled up, I share my feelings and needs openly. I am empowered to ask for what I need. When it’s my turn to listen, I am compassionate. I breathe before reacting and respond with love. Centered in Spirit, I am free.
You have made me stride freely, and my feet do not slip.—2 Samuel 22:37
Love, which created me, is what I am.
I seek my own Identity, and find It in these words: “Love, which created me, is what I am.” Now need I seek no more. Love has prevailed. So still It waited for my coming home, that I will turn away no longer from the holy face of Christ. And what I look upon attests the truth of the Identity I sought to lose, but which my Father has kept safe for me.
Father, my thanks to You for what I am; for keeping my Identity untouched and sinless, in the midst of all the thoughts of sin my foolish mind made up. And thanks to You for saving me from them. Amen.
A Course In Miracles ~ 229
. . . Is Wise In Speech And Action
Work with the Light always, knowing that when you send out the Light you are helping to awaken and quicken the Light in all your fellows. Don’t look down or back, neither be dismayed by unworthy little things which would trouble and disturb your spirit. Look forward into the Light knowing that God is working His purpose out and all things work together for good for the man who loves God.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle