There was something formless and perfect
before the universe was born.
It is serene. Empty.
Infinite. Eternally present.
It is the mother of the universe.
For lack of a better name,
I call it the Tao.
It flows through all things,
inside and outside, and returns
to the origin of all things.
The Tao is great.
The universe is great.
Earth is great.
Man is great.
These are the four great powers.
Man follows the earth.
Earth follows the universe.
The universe follows the Tao.
The Tao follows only itself.
Tao Te Ching v25
Today I gift others with my presence.
On a day when gifts are often exchanged, I remember the most precious gift of all—the gift of pure presence. Practicing the presence of God is a form of prayer—a time of sacred communion with the indwelling Spirit.
Practicing spiritual presence with another person is similar. I might initiate a round of gratitude-sharing at the family table. Or I might share my undivided attention with a friend who needs me.
Whatever my activities today, I choose to treat every interaction as sacred. I honor the birth of Christ every time I live from my own divine nature and bear witness to the Christ Spirit in others.
I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.—Luke 2:10-11
We stand together, Christ and I, in peace
And certainty of purpose. And in Him
Is His Creator, as He is in me.
My oneness with the Christ establishes me as Your Son, beyond the reach of time, and wholly free of every law but Yours. I have no self except the Christ in me. I have no purpose but His Own. And He is like His Father. Thus must I be one with You as well as Him. For who is Christ except Your Son as You created Him? And what am I except the Christ in me?
A Course In Miracles ~ 354
. . . Is Calm, Quiet And Steady
Let Nothing Disturb Thee
In your daily life you can, by an effort of the will of God within you, instantly attain, under any conditions, tranquility of mind. Whatever the conditions, you can still the storm, and know tranquility. You long to become aware of a life which is free, which is holy, happy, healthy and joyous, in which you can render service and see the Land of Light. We give you pointers . . . First, tranquility of spirit. Let nothing disturb you . . . When you allow things to disturb you, all the fine threads of color and light attached to your soul from the Source of your life become tangled and jangled – in very truth you cross the wires. Then you wonder why things are so difficult. Don’t cross the wires. Keep your line of contact free. Be tranquil and serene. A Master is never perturbed.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle