In pursuit of knowledge,
every day something is added.
In the practice of the Tao,
every day something is dropped.
Less and less do you need to force things,
until finally you arrive at non-action.
When nothing is done,
nothing is left undone.
True mastery can be gained
by letting things go their own way.
It can’t be gained by interfering.
Tao Te Ching v48
I share love in the celebrations of life.
I joyfully celebrate the milestones of life with family and friends. From new babies to community service awards, I take the opportunity to say congratulations whenever possible. I also celebrate my own special days, giving thanks for the people who helped me along the way.
For loved ones who live nearby, I energetically participate in birthday parties and other gatherings. I also reach out to friends who live far away to let them know I’m thinking of them on their special day. Picking up the phone may be the kindest thing I do today.
When dates on the calendar bring to mind loved ones beyond the physical realm, I celebrate them in my thoughts and memories. I light a candle in my heart for them and feel love everlasting.
And all the people went up following him, playing on pipes and rejoicing with great joy.—1 Kings 1:40
The Holy Spirit speaks through me today.
The Holy Spirit needs my voice today, that all the world may listen to Your Voice, and hear Your Word through me. I am resolved to let You speak through me, for I would use no words but Yours, and have no thoughts which are apart from Yours, for only Yours are true. I would be savior to the world I made. For having damned it I would set it free, that I may find escape, and hear the Word Your holy Voice will speak to me today.
We teach today what we would learn, and that alone. And so our learning goal becomes an unconflicted one, and possible of easy reach and quick accomplishment. How gladly does the Holy Spirit come to rescue us from hell, when we allow His teaching to persuade the world, through us, to seek and find the easy path to God.
A Course In Miracles ~ 296
. . . Is Patent, Trusting In God’s Goodness And His Perfect Plan
Happiness is the realization of God in the heart. Happiness is the result of praise and thanksgiving, of faith, of acceptance; a quiet, tranquil realization of the love of God. This brings the soul perfect and indescribable happiness. God is happiness.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle