When a superior man hears of the Tao,
he immediately begins to embody it.
When an average man hears of the Tao,
he half believes it, half doubts it.
When a foolish man hears of the Tao,
he laughs out loud.
If he didn’t laugh,
it wouldn’t be the Tao.
Thus it is said:
The path into the light seems dark,
the path forward seems to go back,
the direct path seems long,
true power seems weak,
true purity seems tarnished,
true steadfastness seems changeable,
true clarity seems obscure,
the greatest art seems unsophisticated,
the greatest love seems indifferent,
the greatest wisdom seems childish.
The Tao is nowhere to be found.
Yet it nourishes and completes all things.
Tao Te Ching v41
I quiet my mind and listen within. I find inner peace.
My meditation may start with reading a Daily Word message. I close my eyes and repeat the affirmation in my mind. When my mind wanders, I bring my attention back to the affirmation. This practice sets a peaceful intention for my day.
Other times, I meditate by focusing on my breath. If thoughts arise, I observe them and return to my breath. A radiant presence may emerge from the depths of my being, leading me into my inner space of light. At my spiritual core, nothing can disturb the calm peace of my soul.
No matter how I meditate, I connect with Christ within. I let go and trust the unfolding of my true nature.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.—Psalm 19:14
The past is over. It can touch me not.
Unless the past is over in my mind, the real world must escape my sight. For I am really looking nowhere; seeing but what is not there. How can I then perceive the world forgiveness offers? This the past was made to hide, for this the world that can be looked on only now. It has no past. For what can be forgiven but the past, and if it is forgiven it is gone.
Father, let me not look upon a past that is not there. For You have offered me Your Own replacement, in a present world the past has left untouched and free of sin. Here is the end of guilt. And here am I made ready for Your final step. Shall I demand that You wait longer for Your Son to find the loveliness You planned to be the end of all his dreams and all his pain?
A Course In Miracles ~ 289
. . . Is Patient, Trusting In God’s Goodness And His Perfect Plan
Seek First The Kingdom
Have no fear or anxiety; surrender your life and affairs into the hands of the Great White Spirit. Seek first the Kingdom of Heaven; seek the communion table and be strengthened in your heart for what lies before you. If you trust in God, His love will flow through your whole being, and all the affairs of your life, and you will know peace in your heart.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle