The Master doesn’t try to be powerful;
thus he is truly powerful.
The ordinary man keeps reaching for power;
thus he never has enough.
The Master does nothing,
yet he leaves nothing undone.
The ordinary man is always doing things,
yet many more are left to be done.
The kind man does something,
yet something remains undone.
The just man does something,
and leaves many things to be done.
The moral man does something,
and when no one responds
he rolls up his sleeves and uses force.
When the Tao is lost, there is goodness.
When goodness is lost, there is morality.
When morality is lost, there is ritual.
Ritual is the husk of true faith,
the beginning of chaos.
Therefore the Master concerns himself
with the depths and not the surface,
with the fruit and not the flower.
He has no will of his own.
He dwells in reality,
and lets all illusions go.
Tao Te Ching v38
Pray for Others
In joy-filled prayer, I affirm wholeness and abundance for all.
I am grateful when friends ask me to pray with them. Joining them in prayer is a privilege and a joy. I approach each prayer request with respect and thoughtfulness. Centering my mind and heart in Spirit, I see the divine attributes inherent within the person and the situation. My focus on Good turns every prayer into an expression of gratitude.
Where there appears to be a need for healing, I affirm the wholeness already there. Where there appears to be lack, I affirm abundance. Where there appears to be confusion or stumbling, I give thanks for wisdom, guidance, and understanding.
I am grateful for every opportunity to be a joyful, prayerful presence in the world.
To this end we always pray for you, asking that our God will … fulfill by his power every good resolve and work of faith.–2 Thessalonians 1:11
The hush of Heaven holds my heart today.
Father, how still today! How quietly do all things fall in place! This is the day that has been chosen as the time in which I come to understand the lesson that there is no need that I do anything. In You is every choice already made. In You has every conflict been resolved. In You is everything I hope to find already given me. Your peace is mine. My heart is quiet, and my mind at rest. Your Love is Heaven, and Your Love is mine.
The stillness of today will give us hope that we have found the way, and travelled far along it to a wholly certain goal. Today we will not doubt the end which God Himself has promised us. We trust in Him, and in our Self, Who still is One with Him.
A Course In Miracles ~ 286
. . . Is Patient, Trusting In God’s Goodness And His Perfect Plan
If everything goes wrong, just laugh! Just let it have its fling, let it go; but keep your vision on God, and know that all will come right. All will come right – that is the truth!
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle