When they lose their sense of awe,
people turn to religion.
When they no longer trust themselves,
they begin to depend upon authority.
Therefore the Master steps back
so that people won’t be confused.
He teaches without a teaching,
so that people will have nothing to learn.
Tao Te Ching v72
One with all the good in the universe, I am at peace. I am love.
The family of humanity is connected in wondrous ways. Physically, we are related through common genetics, culture, and civilization. Emotionally, I often affect a much wider circle of people than I may realize. If I express anger, I may set a difficult tone for my family’s day. When I share joy, happiness spreads throughout my workplace.
The impact of my compassionate nature ripples beyond my home and into my community. On so many levels, I am one with everyone I encounter.
In quiet prayer, I take a moment to acknowledge our Oneness. One with all the good in the universe and every soul in it, I am at peace. I am love.
Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.–1 Peter 4:10
I came for the salvation of the world.
Here is a thought from which all arrogance has been removed, and only truth remains. For arrogance opposes truth. But when there is no arrogance the truth will come immediately, and fill up the space the ego left unoccupied by lies. Only the ego can be limited, and therefore it must seek for aims which are curtailed and limiting. The ego thinks that what one gains, totality must lose. And yet it is the Will of God I learn that what one gains is given unto all.
Father, Your Will is total. And the goal which stems from it shares its totality. What aim but the salvation of the world could You have given me? And what but this could be the Will my Self has shared with You?
A Course In Miracles ~ 319
. . . Is Gentle, Loving, Kind
When You Are Confused
When you come up against a difficulty and there is confusion and misunderstanding, go into your innermost sanctuary. Seek the presence of the gentle Christ, and ask what He would do in the circumstance in which you are placed.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle