The great Tao flows everywhere.
All things are born from it,
yet it doesn’t create them.
It pours itself into its work,
yet it makes no claim.
It nourishes infinite worlds,
yet it doesn’t hold on to them.
Since it is merged with all things
and hidden in their hearts,
it can be called humble.
Since all things vanish into it
and it alone endures,
it can be called great.
It isn’t aware of its greatness;
thus it is truly great.
Tao Te Ching v34
Gratitude draws my good to me like a spiritual magnet.
Gratitude is a spiritual magnet. I put my attention on the positive and draw more of the same to me. Friends, family, the comfort of home, and the beauty of nature bless me every day. I live from a place of gratitude and find an abundance of joy!
At times, I may feel less than blessed. I may face financial or health challenges. I may be going through a transition and feeling lost or confused. Then, I refocus on gratitude. I make a list of five things for which I am grateful. As I think about my blessings, my attitude changes. The difficulties do not seem as large as they did just a moment ago. I attract more blessings as I practice gratitude and see life through a new perspective. I am fulfilled.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances.—1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
I will not be afraid of love today.
If I could realize but this today, salvation would be reached for all the world. This the decision not to be insane, and to accept myself as God Himself, my Father and my Source, created me. This the determination not to be asleep in dreams of death, while truth remains forever living in the joy of love. And this the choice to recognize the Self Whom God created as the Son He loves, and Who remains my one Identity.
Father, Your Name is Love and so is mine. Such is the truth. And can the truth be changed by merely giving it another name? The name of fear is simply a mistake. Let me not be afraid of truth today.
A Course In Miracles ~ 282
. . . Is Patient, Trusting In God’s Goodness And His Perfect Plan
The Work Of God
All is a submission of submission and surrender, of taking life steadily, tranquilly. This does not mean lack of effort, but effort of the right kind, continual effort to let the Christ Light take possession of your emotions, of your thinking, and of your actions. It means standing on the one side and saying, ‘Only God is great. I am nothing. All the good which has been accomplished in my life is the work of God.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle