A good traveler has no fixed plans
and is not intent upon arriving.
A good artist lets his intuition
lead him wherever it wants.
A good scientist has freed himself of concepts
and keeps his mind open to what is.
Thus the Master is available to all people
and doesn’t reject anyone.
He is ready to use all situations
and doesn’t waste anything.
This is called embodying the light.
What is a good man but a bad man’s teacher?
What is a bad man but a good man’s job?
If you don’t understand this, you will get lost,
however intelligent you are.
It is the great secret.
Tao Te Ching v27
Joy radiates within me.
The spiritual gift of joy is like a candle burning eternally within my heart. Just as each sunrise illuminates the earth with warm hues, joy lights me up from the inside out.
Sights and sounds spark my awareness of joy. Hearing the beat of a favorite song, seeing the beauty of fall foliage, feeling the touch of a loved one’s embrace—all of these things ignite a spark within me.
Whenever I feel darkness in my life, I meditate on the joy in my life. As I reflect, the joy within my heart grows. I feel its heat, like the sun, warming my entire body. It sends tingles to my arms and legs. I cannot help but smile as joy radiates within me. God is present and I am grateful.
I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.—John 15:11
God’s healing Voice protects all things today.
Let us today attend the Voice for God, which speaks an ancient lesson, no more true today than any other day. Yet has this day been chosen as the time when we will seek and hear and learn and understand. Join me in hearing. For the Voice for God tells us of things we cannot understand alone, nor learn apart. It is in this that all things are protected. And in this the healing of the Voice for God is found.
Your healing Voice protects all things today, and so I leave all things to You. I need be anxious over nothing. For Your Voice will tell me what to do and where to go; to whom to speak and what to say to him, what thoughts to think, what words to give the world. The safety that I bring is given me. Father, Your Voice protects all things through me.
A Course In Miracles ~ 275
. . . Bears No Resentment
The soul growing strong, the soul in whom the flame burns brightly, will face all renunciation philosophically, tranquilly, joyously. For that wise soul knows that what is lost has served its purpose, and something better now awaits the soul, though whether on the spiritual or the material plane it cannot know. Learn to face the cross with tranquility, knowing that out of the ashes of the past new life is born.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle