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
My life is unfolding in perfect order.
A tree begins as a seed and grows into a sapling. It eventually becomes a mature tree able to provide shelter, food, and beauty to those around it. No one asks the seed why it hasn’t borne fruit, or the sapling why it is not able to carry the weight of a child’s swing. While a tree’s growth takes many years, it is easy to see the natural and divine order of the tree’s life.
I remember to be patient with the natural timeline of occurrences in my own life. Looking back, I see how the right opportunity or person came along just at the right time. Turning within, I affirm with confidence: All is in divine order. I listen and follow my guidance on what my next right step shall be.
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.—Philippians 4:6
Now will I seek and find the peace of God.
In peace I was created. And in peace do I remain. It is not given me to change my Self. How merciful is God my Father, that when He created me He gave me peace forever. Now I ask but to be what I am. And can this be denied me, when it is forever true?
Father, I seek the peace You gave as mine in my creation. What was given then must be here now, for my creation was apart from time, and still remains beyond all change. The peace in which Your Son was born into Your Mind is shining there unchanged. I am as You created me. I need but call on You to find the peace You gave. It is Your Will that gave it to Your Son.
A Course In Miracles ~ 230
. . . Is Wise In Speech And Action
To Find A Solution
The divine Mind ever seeks the good of the whole. Therefore, in all your earthly problems, seek not for the purely personal solution, but for underlying principles. If you can lay your problem beside a principle; or, in other words, if you can lay it beside the Master’s thought, you will always find a true solution to it.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle