Governing a large country
is like frying a small fish.
You spoil it with too much poking.
Center your country in the Tao
and evil will have no power.
Not that it isn’t there,
but you’ll be able to step out of its way.
Give evil nothing to oppose
and it will disappear by itself.
Tao Te Ching v60
I am a triumphant expression of God.
The apostle Paul told early Christians “Christ in you, (is) the hope of glory” (Col. 1:27). In his final days of earthly life, Unity cofounder Charles Fillmore referenced these words to a friend as the “most important words in the world.” In times when I may feel fearful or lonely, I turn to Christ, my hope of glory. I may find answers in conversations with family and friends, or in literature, music, and nature. The love of God reveals itself and I return to a place of contentment.
Over time, my spiritual muscles strengthen. Like a flower, I open and blossom into wholeness. God has given me many gifts, talents, and abilities. I am a triumphant expression of God.
But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing him.—2 Corinthians 2:14
This instant is the only time there is.
I have conceived of time in such a way that I defeat my aim. If I elect to reach past time to timelessness, I must change my perception of what time is for. Time’s purpose cannot be to keep the past and future one. The only interval in which I can be saved from time is now. For in this instant has forgiveness come to set me free. The birth of Christ is now, without a past or future. He has come to give His present blessing to the world, restoring it to timelessness and love. And love is ever-present, here and now.
Thanks for this instant, Father. It is now I am redeemed. This instant is the time You have appointed for Your Son’s release, and for salvation of the world in him.
A Course In Miracles ~ 308
. . . Is Constant
Worship The Lord Thy God
Don’t bow down to mammon, and all the material difficulties and problems of the world. If instead you will turn to worship God with all your heart and soul and mind, all the cares of mortal life will be dissolved, because they will have no part in you, no abiding place in your heart. The Christ in you can deal in a masterly way with these perplexities.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle