The generals have a saying:
“Rather than make the first move
it is better to wait and see.
Rather than advance an inch
it is better to retreat a yard.”
This is called
going forward without advancing,
pushing back without using weapons.
There is no greater misfortune
than underestimating your enemy.
Underestimating your enemy
means thinking that he is evil.
Thus you destroy your three treasures
and become an enemy yourself.
When two great forces oppose each other,
the victory will go
to the one that knows how to yield.
Tao Te Ching v69
I am a generous giver to life!
I share my time, talent, and treasure as naturally as a tree gives its shade, fruit, and leaves. This is most true when I am centered in the source of my inherent abundance—Christ within. On occasion, I may forget who I am and think I don’t have enough to give. As soon as I notice these false thoughts, I remember how trees give without effort. I give from this consciousness of generosity and ease, and I am richly blessed.
My generosity is supported by a faith that knows I am always supported and protected. The tree does not worry whether its needs will be met. It does not negotiate what it will get in return; it freely offers itself. I root myself in this naturally prosperous way of being and generously share my gifts.
A generous person will be enriched, and one who gives water will get water.—Proverbs 11:25
God in His mercy wills that I be saved.
I need but look upon all things that seem to hurt me, and with perfect certainty assure myself, “God wills that I be saved from this,” and merely watch them disappear. I need but keep in mind my Father’s Will for me is only happiness, to find that only happiness has come to me. And I need but remember that God’s Love surrounds His Son and keeps his sinlessness forever perfect, to be sure that I am saved and safe forever in His Arms. I am the Son He loves. And I am saved because God in His mercy wills it so.
Father, Your Holiness is mine. Your Love created me, and made my sinlessness forever part of You. I have no guilt nor sin in me, for there is none in You.
A Course In Miracles ~ 235
. . . Is Wise In Speech And Action
When In Doubt, Do Nothing
When you are in doubt, be still, and wait. When doubt no longer exists for you, the go forward with courage. So long as mists envelop you, be still; be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists – as it surely will. The act with courage.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle