Whoever relies on the Tao in governing men
doesn’t try to force issues
or defeat enemies by force of arms.
For every force there is a counterforce.
Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
The Master does his job
and then stops.
He understands that the universe
is forever out of control,
and that trying to dominate events
goes against the current of the Tao.
Because he believes in himself,
he doesn’t try to convince others.
Because he is content with himself,
he doesn’t need others’ approval.
Because he accepts himself,
the whole world accepts him.
Tao Te Ching v30
I rejoice in the assurance of divine love.
Life is like a box of chocolates. This line from the movie Forrest Gump reminds us of the uncertainties we all face. The activities of each day bring joys and challenges. There is only one constant—the love of God.
While I cannot foresee what the day will bring, I have the choice to start by centering in the certainty of divine love. I maintain balance by staying in constant contact with God. Memories or interactions with others may bring a taste of sweet and a bite of bitter. No matter what sensation I feel, I am at ease.
I always find unconditional, unlimited love in my inner sanctuary. This love flows through me—soothing any pain, calming any turmoil, and expanding every joy of my day.
As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love.—John 15:9
If I am bound, my Father is not free.
If I accept that I am prisoner within a body, in a world in which all things that seem to live appear to die, then is my Father prisoner with me. And this do I believe, when I maintain the laws the world obeys must I obey; the frailties and the sins which I perceive are real, and cannot be escaped. If I am bound in any way, I do not know my Father nor my Self. And I am lost to all reality. For truth is free, and what is bound is not a part of truth.
Father, I ask for nothing but the truth. I have had many foolish thoughts about myself and my creation, and have brought a dream of fear into my mind. Today, I would not dream. I choose the way to You instead of madness and instead of fear. For truth is safe, and only love is sure.
A Course In Miracles ~ 278
. . . Is Patient, Trusting In God’s Goodness And His Perfect Plan
Leave The Outworking To God
Think of life as a vast whole. It is impossible for you to comprehend infinity, but this simple fact you can understand: a prayer, a thought, an aspiration to those in the heaven world, is never lost. Instantly you make that contact by prayer, or meditation, angels gather to help you fulfill your aspiration and to answer a true prayer. It may not always be answered in the way you want, but it will be answered in a very much better way if only you will be content to leave the outworking of your prayer to God and His angels.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle