If you want to be a great leader,
you must learn to follow the Tao.
Stop trying to control.
Let go of fixed plans and concepts,
and the world will govern itself.
The more prohibitions you have,
the less virtuous people will be.
The more weapons you have,
the less secure people will be.
The more subsidies you have,
the less self-reliant people will be.
Therefore the Master says:
I let go of the law,
and people become honest.
I let go of economics,
and people become prosperous.
I let go of religion,
and people become serene.
I let go of all desire for the common good,
and the good becomes common as grass.
Tao Te Ching v57
My trust in God gives me true freedom.
At times I may feel constrained by my doubts and fears. Yet I can move away from mistaken beliefs in lack and limitation. I can do so by turning my attention from false negative beliefs and instead turn toward the light and understanding of God. Doing so aligns my thoughts with spiritual awareness. God’s presence helps me to step out of that state of doubt.
This connection with the Divine moves me forward in faith. My mind is focused, my heart is at peace, and my spirit now soars. I am free of seeming limitations. I am free of fear. Confidence is mine as I embrace the spiritual freedom that God provides.
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And all of us … seeing the glory of the Lord … are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.—2 Corinthians 3:17-18
There is a peace that Christ bestows on us.
Who uses but Christ’s vision finds a peace so deep and quiet, undisturbable and wholly changeless, that the world contains no counterpart. Comparisons are still before this peace. And all the world departs in silence as this peace envelops it, and gently carries it to truth, no more to be the home of fear. For love has come, and healed the world by giving it Christ’s peace.
Father, the peace of Christ is given us, because it is Your Will that we be saved. Help us today but to accept Your gift, and judge it not. For it has come to us to save us from our judgment on ourselves.
A Course In Miracles ~ 304
. . . Is Constant
Tests and Disappointments
Every soul has to withstand great pressure and to be well tested. Supposing the Master called upon you to do an important piece of work which was going to involve many souls; and supposing you had not been tested and proved? It is possible that you would break down under the stress of the work. We are telling you this in order to help you in your endeavors to follow the path of light, with all its testings and disappointments.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle