Fill your bowl to the brim
and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security
and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people’s approval
and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.
Tao Te Ching v9
My radiant divinity shines through my authentic humanity and I am whole.
Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth … you are the light of the world.” We are both human and divine. My human nature is real, open, and honest. I am grateful for my earthly body with which I express love, wisdom, and compassion.
My divine nature shines in acts of kindness and service. As musician Karen Drucker sings in “Let It Shine,” “I let my big, bright, brilliant beam of radiant light shine.” This affirmation echoes through my mind as I go about my day.
Jesus inspired us to shine our light as boldly as a city on a hill. Yet he also urged us to preserve our saltiness—our earthly grounding. I am radiantly whole when I embrace and express both my authentic, human self and my radiant, divine light.
You are the salt of the earth … You are the light of the world.–Matthew 5:13-14
I am affected only by my thoughts.
It needs but this to let salvation come to all the world. For in this single thought is everyone released at last from fear. Now has he learned that no one frightens him, and nothing can endanger him. He has no enemies, and he is safe from all external things. His thoughts can frighten him, but since these thoughts belong to him alone, he has the power to change them and exchange each fear thought for a happy thought of love. He crucified himself. Yet God has planned that His beloved Son will be redeemed.
Your plan is sure, my Father,—only Yours. All other plans will fail. And I will have thoughts that will frighten me, until I learn that You have given me the only Thought that leads me to salvation. Mine alone will fail, and lead me nowhere. But the Thought You gave me promises to lead me home, because it holds Your promise to Your Son.
A Course In Miracles ~ 328
. . . Is Calm, Quiet And Steady
The Center of Peace
Pray, ‘Lead me, Heavenly Father, show me the way.’ But it is no good appearing calm outwardly while remaining a seething volcano inwardly. You must develop inner calm. Daily seek for that still center within your soul which is the abiding place of the Christ spirit.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle