Stop thinking, and end your problems.
What difference between yes and no?
What difference between success and failure?
Must you value what others value,
avoid what others avoid?
Other people are excited,
as though they were at a parade.
I alone don’t care,
I alone am expressionless,
like an infant before it can smile.
Other people have what they need;
I alone possess nothing.
I alone drift about,
like someone without a home.
I am like an idiot, my mind is so empty.
Other people are bright;
I alone am dark.
Other people are sharper;
I alone am dull.
Other people have a purpose;
I alone don’t know.
I drift like a wave on the ocean,
I blow as aimless as the wind.
I am different from ordinary people.
I drink from the Great Mother’s breasts.
Tao Te Ching v20
In the spirit of Oneness, I choose to forgive.
No one can force me to forgive. Forgiveness is a choice I make when I am ready to release the burden of anger, pain, and shame. I forgive when I believe there is a better way. I am ready to experience freedom and love without limits.
New experiences await! Why do I delay my choice? I begin by forgiving myself for languishing in the old stories. Breaking out of familiar patterns takes great energy. Whether I believe myself bound by my own actions or the actions of others, I have the choice to forgive.
I imagine myself at an open window. Golden light streams over me and I am enveloped in God’s healing power. In the spirit of Oneness, I choose to forgive.
Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger … and be kind to one another.—Ephesians 4:31-32
Let all things be exactly as they are.
Let me not be Your critic, Lord, today, and judge against You. Let me not attempt to interfere with Your creation, and distort it into sickly forms. Let me be willing to withdraw my wishes from its unity, and thus to let it be as You created it. For thus will I be able, too, to recognize my Self as You created me. In love was I created, and in love will I remain forever. What can frighten me, when I let all things be exactly as they are?
Let not our sight be blasphemous today, nor let our ears attend to lying tongues. Only reality is free of pain. Only reality is free of loss. Only reality is wholly safe. And it is only this we seek today.
A Course In Miracles ~ 268
. . . Bears No Resentment
Be still, my brother, be still and wait for the pointer to point your way. You cannot make a mistake if you do this, but it could be catastrophic if you rushed forward because you would certainly come up against a sharp instrument which would be painful. This is the cause of man’s suffering. Until he learns to wait patiently on the Lord he will suffer.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle