The generals have a saying:
“Rather than make the first move
it is better to wait and see.
Rather than advance an inch
it is better to retreat a yard.”
This is called
going forward without advancing,
pushing back without using weapons.
There is no greater misfortune
than underestimating your enemy.
Underestimating your enemy
means thinking that he is evil.
Thus you destroy your three treasures
and become an enemy yourself.
When two great forces oppose each other,
the victory will go
to the one that knows how to yield.
Tao Te Ching v69
I am in the flow of divine power.
The philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote about placing oneself “in the middle of the stream of power and wisdom.” As I turn to God within, I see divine order at work in my life. Cooperating with the divine flow, I am strong and wise. I do not create this stream of power—I simply participate in it, with a thankful heart.
At the beginning of my day, I establish order by focusing on an empowering spiritual truth. When I speak to others, I am positive and helpful. As I discover ideas to create greater outward order in my life, I take action. Then, as Emerson predicted, I am “without effort impelled to truth … and a perfect contentment.” I am in the flow!
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.–Psalm 46:4
All gifts I give my brothers are my own.
As every gift my brothers give is mine, so every gift I give belongs to me. Each one allows a past mistake to go, and leave no shadow on the holy mind my Father loves. His grace is given me in every gift a brother has received throughout all time, and past all time as well. My treasure house is full, and angels watch its open doors that not one gift is lost, and only more are added. Let me come to where my treasures are, and enter in where I am truly welcome and at home, among the gifts that God has given me.
Father, I would accept Your gifts today. I do not recognize them. Yet I trust that You Who gave them will provide the means by which I can behold them, see their worth, and cherish only them as what I want.
A Course In Miracles ~ 316
. . . Is Gentle, Loving, Kind
The Brotherhood Love You
Ministers of God are by your side; no single detail in your life, not a thought or an action, escapes them. But they do not judge, they only love, with deep compassion and wide understanding. Remember this and pray that a love such as theirs will fill your heart so that you look upon all men with the same loving kindness as the Brethren of the Light regard you.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle