When the great Tao is forgotten,
goodness and piety appear.
When the body’s intelligence declines,
cleverness and knowledge step forth.
When there is no peace in the family,
filial piety begins.
When the country falls into chaos,
patriotism is born.
Tao Te Ching v18
I am in a constant state of rejuvenation.
I am in awe of nature’s consistency. Every autumn, the earth begins its cycle of release, rest, and replenishment. Winter is a time for rest. Then comes the rebirth of spring. By summer, flowers are in full bloom.
I take cues from nature to improve how I nurture my body. My day includes periods of work, play, and relaxation. I prepare for sleep by releasing the events of the day. I awaken ready for the new day.
The trees undergo a major transformation every year with what appears to be little effort. In a similar way, I accept the cycles of my life. I honor the Divine working through me. I am in a constant state of rejuvenation.
And God said, “Let there by lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years.”–Genesis 1:14
Creation’s gentleness is all I see.
I have indeed misunderstood the world, because I laid my sins on it and saw them looking back at me. How fierce they seemed! And how deceived was I to think that what I feared was in the world, instead of in my mind alone. Today I see the world in the celestial gentleness with which creation shines. There is no fear in it. Let no appearance of my sins obscure the light of Heaven shining on the world. What is reflected there is in God’s Mind. The images I see reflect my thoughts. Yet is my mind at one with God’s. And so I can perceive creation’s gentleness.
In quiet would I look upon the world, which but reflects Your Thoughts, and mine as well. Let me remember that they are the same, and I will see creation’s gentleness.
A Course In Miracles ~ 265
. . . Bears No Resentment
God Never Fails
God never fails His children. Do not seek for things to work according to your desires; or for your circumstances to be arranged by your earthly will. But have faith that God is leading you on the path to ultimate happiness.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle