Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
If you realize that you have enough,
you are truly rich.
If you stay in the center
and embrace death with your whole heart,
you will endure forever.
Tao Te Ching v33
I make a positive difference.
The contributions I make to society may not always be monumental. Yet every day I find meaningful ways to be of service and leave the world a better place. I do so by sharing my gifts, talents, and abilities as I’m cheering someone up, volunteering, or being of service wherever needed.
As a child of God, I am born to express my innate divinity. I look for opportunities to contribute to the world by sharing my gifts and my love. When I greet others, I offer kindness and a ready smile. I know that when I freely give, I make a difference.
Through my affirmative thoughts, words, and actions, I send out ripples of positive energy. As I share from an open heart, I contribute to a better world.
Above all, maintain constant love for one another.—1 Peter 4:8
I have given everything I see in this room
[on this street, from this window, in this place]
all the meaning that it has for me.
The exercises with this idea are the same as those for the first one. Begin with the things that are near you, and apply the idea to whatever your glance rests on. Then increase the range outward. Turn your head so that you include whatever is on either side. If possible, turn around and apply the idea to what was behind you. Remain as indiscriminate as possible in selecting subjects for its application, do not concentrate on anything in particular, and do not attempt to include everything you see in a given area, or you will introduce strain.
Merely glance easily and fairly quickly around you, trying to avoid selection by size, brightness, color, material, or relative importance to you. Take the subjects simply as you see them. Try to apply the exercise with equal ease to a body or a button, a fly or a floor, an arm or an apple. The sole criterion for applying the idea to anything is merely that your eyes have lighted on it. Make no attempt to include anything particular, but be sure that nothing is specifically excluded.
Each of the first three lessons should not be done more than twice a day each, preferably morning and evening. Nor should they be attempted for more than a minute or so, unless that entails a sense of hurry. A comfortable sense of leisure is essential.
A Course In Miracles ~ 2
. . . Is Strong To Serve
The Master’s Service
You may be used at any moment for the Master’s service, but because the call to service is not always what you were expecting, sometimes you do not realize that you have been called and chose for the Master’s work. Make ready in your hearts, for you know not the day nor the hour when the Master will come.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle