When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.
Being and non-being create each other.
Difficult and easy support each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low depend on each other.
Before and after follow each other.
Therefore the Master
acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn’t possess,
acts but doesn’t expect.
When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it lasts forever.
Tao Te Ching v2
I am patient and confident, for I know God is at work in my life.
Living in an age of rapid communication—text messages, live news broadcasts, and more—is convenient. Yet, when I have to wait for other things, such as a package to arrive, or the work week to finish, patience is necessary. A seed cannot be rushed no matter how eager or how fervently I long to taste its fruit.
If I find myself impatient or forcing an outcome, I pause to observe my intentions and actions. I rekindle my faith by shifting my attention toward confidence in God’s perfect timing. I remind myself that things will work out in the right time and the right way.
Patience gives me peace of mind in my daily activities and for my long-term goals and dreams.
These are the ones who, when they hear the word … bear fruit with patient endurance.—Luke 8:15
I will not hurt myself again today.
Let us this day accept forgiveness as our only function. Why should we attack our minds, and give them images of pain? Why should we teach them they are powerless, when God holds out His power and His Love, and bids them take what is already theirs? The mind that is made willing to accept God’s gifts has been restored to spirit, and extends its freedom and its joy, as is the Will of God united with its own. The Self which God created cannot sin, and therefore cannot suffer. Let us choose today that He be our Identity, and thus escape forever from all things the dream of fear appears to offer us.
Father, Your Son can not be hurt. And if we think we suffer, we but fail to know our one Identity we share with You. We would return to It today, to be made free forever from all our mistakes, and to be saved from what we thought we were.
A Course In Miracles ~ 330
. . . Is Gentle, Loving, Kind
Happiness Beyond Your Dreams
You can purify your own physical atoms by right thinking, right speech, right living, judging no man; then, imperceptibly, will come a raising of your consciousness, a happiness of which you have not dreamed, a gracious and gentle power will grow within you which will make all crooked places straight, and which will open your prison doors – even as the angel touched the door of Peter’s prison and set him free.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle