Weapons are the tools of violence;
all decent men detest them.
Weapons are the tools of fear;
a decent man will avoid them
except in the direst necessity
and, if compelled, will use them
only with the utmost restraint.
Peace is his highest value.
If the peace has been shattered,
how can he be content?
His enemies are not demons,
but human beings like himself.
He doesn’t wish them personal harm.
Nor does he rejoice in victory.
How could he rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
He enters a battle gravely,
with sorrow and with great compassion,
as if he were attending a funeral.
Tao Te Ching v31
I am free to re-create myself.
In the same way laws and textbooks change with the times, I update my understanding of spiritual freedom. I am free to make different choices and re-create myself.
With prayer and meditation as my primary tools, I release worn-out ways of being and acting in the world. I choose to see people and situations differently. I free myself from faulty thinking and embrace productive thoughts. I affirm the fresh choices that are possible and my responsibility toward others in those choices.
I have the power to change because I am an expression of God. In deepest gratitude, I give thanks for the opportunities available to me in every moment.
For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence.—Galatians 5:13
Creation’s freedom promises my own.
The end of dreams is promised me, because God’s Son is not abandoned by His Love. Only in dreams is there a time when he appears to be in prison, and awaits a future freedom, if it be at all. Yet in reality his dreams are gone, with truth established in their place. And now is freedom his already. Should I wait in chains which have been severed for release, when God is offering me freedom now?
I will accept Your promises today, and give my faith to them. My Father loves the Son Whom He created as His Own. Would You withhold the gifts You gave to me?
A Course In Miracles ~ 279
. . . Is Patient, Trusting In God’s Goodness And His Perfect Plan
The Acceptable Time Of The Lord
Everything happens at the right moment, the acceptable time of the Lord. You on earth do not always know what that time is, but if you will follow the guidance of the spirit, waiting patiently for a clear indication for action, then you will be guided aright.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle