When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.
Being and non-being create each other.
Difficult and easy support each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low depend on each other.
Before and after follow each other.
Therefore the Master
acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn’t possess,
acts but doesn’t expect.
When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it lasts forever.
Tao Te Ching v2
Divine love is the essence of my being.
Being productive is important—even necessary—to life. Yet constant doing may damage my health. It may also keep me from knowing my intrinsic value and experiencing love.
I restore my well-being by taking time to do nothing. I let go of mental planning or worrying and center myself in the boundless peace of God. I release any belief that I have to do more or become someone better to be worthy of God’s acceptance and love.
Divine love is all-encompassing and is, in fact, the essence of my own being. As I relax and simply be myself, I am revitalized. As I bask in the stillness, I experience my eternal oneness with the infinite love and peace of the Divine.
“Be still, and know that I am God. I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.”—Psalm 46:10
Forgiveness ends all suffering and loss.
Forgiveness paints a picture of a world where suffering is over, loss becomes impossible and anger makes no sense. Attack is gone, and madness has an end. What suffering is now conceivable? What loss can be sustained? The world becomes a place of joy, abundance, charity and endless giving. It is now so like to Heaven that it quickly is transformed into the light that it reflects. And so the journey which the Son of God began has ended in the light from which he came.
Father, we would return our minds to You. We have betrayed them, held them in a vise of bitterness, and frightened them with thoughts of violence and death. Now would we rest again in You, as You created us.
A Course In Miracles ~ 249
. . . Is A Tower Of Strength And Light
Send Out The Light
What do we mean by sending forth the Light? Give out the love which you feel in your heart, and it goes forth as a Light. If you could see yourselves when you are truly sending forth the Light, you would see a great radiance flowing from your heart – from your head in many cases. Your aura would be shining. You would see the rays penetrating to a limitless degree; you would see the Light flowing from you, touching the heart, the understanding, even the physical life of your fellow men.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle