If you want to shrink something,
you must first allow it to expand.
If you want to get rid of something,
you must first allow it to flourish.
If you want to take something,
you must first allow it to be given.
This is called the subtle perception
of the way things are.
The soft overcomes the hard.
The slow overcomes the fast.
Let your workings remain a mystery.
Just show people the results.
Tao Te Ching v36
I discover God at the center of each experience.
Centuries ago, explorers set out across the Atlantic Ocean in search of greater abundance. The vision of a few changed the Americas. Some people grew more wealthy and others experienced greater hardships.
My actions affect many people too. I am an explorer in my own right. Each morning, I point my compass toward my highest good. I note my feelings in every situation and discover the presence of God in all. My awareness of my oneness with humanity expands. I may perceive challenges as I explore yet I remain centered in Love. I listen to my inner guidance and find the best outcome for myself and others. Every life experience has value for me. I am growing and evolving according to God’s plan. I am prosperous with God at the center of each discovery.
And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.—Proverbs 18:15
I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.
Loss is not loss when properly perceived. Pain is impossible. There is no grief with any cause at all. And suffering of any kind is nothing but a dream. This is the truth, at first to be but said and then repeated many times; and next to be accepted as but partly true, with many reservations. Then to be considered seriously more and more, and finally accepted as the truth. I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt. And I would go beyond these words today, and past all reservations, and arrive at full acceptance of the truth in them.
Father, what You have given cannot hurt, so grief and pain must be impossible. Let me not fail to trust in You today, accepting but the joyous as Your gifts; accepting but the joyous as the truth.
A Course In Miracles ~ 284
. . . Is Patient, Trusting In God’s Goodness And His Perfect Plan
The Hidden Blessing
Behind every dark happening, behind every difficulty, there is a hidden blessing. Man has to develop faith and confidence in God, knowing that at the right moment, at the acceptable time of the Lord, the magic will be worked, the dark shroud will fall away, and the radiant angel will be waiting. Behind all is the glory of God’s life – the divine magic which illumines all life’s happenings.
The Quiet Mind – Saying of White Eagle