We join spokes together in a wheel,
but it is the center hole
that makes the wagon move.
We shape clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside
that holds whatever we want.
We hammer wood for a house,
but it is the inner space
that makes it livable.
We work with being,
but non-being is what we use.
Tao Te Ching v11
I anchor myself in and live from my truth.
I am the child of a loving God. My authentic self shines when I live from the truth of who I am. But what lens am I looking through when I view the rest of the world? Am I upset and seeing the situation through a veil of hurt feelings? By paying attention to the lens I am looking through, I can change my mind and change my experience.
I choose to think, speak, and act in ways that are in alignment with God. Spirit is the true nature of my being.
My creator imprinted within me the blueprint for love, goodness, peace, abundance, and joy. This truth fills me like an overflowing cup and spills forth into everything I do. I bring forth my best self when I remember and live from the truth of who I am.
I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.—Isaiah 41:10
My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world.
This is the first idea we have had that is related to a major phase of the correction process; the reversal of the thinking of the world. It seems as if the world determines what you perceive. Today’s idea introduces the concept that your thoughts determine the world you see. Be glad indeed to practice the idea in its initial form, for in this idea is your release made sure. The key to forgiveness lies in it.
The practice periods for today’s idea are to be undertaken somewhat differently from the previous ones. Begin with your eyes closed, and repeat the idea slowly to yourself. Then open your eyes and look about, near and far, up and down, —anywhere. During the minute or so to be spent in using the idea merely repeat it to yourself, being sure to do so without haste, and with no sense of urgency or effort.
To do these exercises for maximum benefit, the eyes should move from one thing to another fairly rapidly, since they should not linger on anything in particular. The words, however, should be used in an unhurried, even leisurely fashion. The introduction to this idea, in particular, should be practiced as casually as possible. It contains the foundation for the peace, relaxation and freedom from worry that we are trying to achieve. On concluding the exercises, close your eyes and repeat the idea once more slowly to yourself.
Three practice periods today will probably be sufficient. However, if there is little or no uneasiness and an inclination to do more, as many as five may be undertaken. More than this is not recommended.
A Course In Miracles ~ 11
. . . Is Strong To Serve
The Son Is Born In You
You long to do something to help others. We tell you that the greatest work is to develop the Christ Light within your soul. For the Son is born in you, in all humanity; and your special work, and ours, is to learn how to project that light into the darkness of ignorance one earth.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle