When the Master governs, the people
are hardly aware that he exists.
Next best is a leader who is loved.
Next, one who is feared.
The worst is one who is despised.
If you don’t trust the people,
you make them untrustworthy.
The Master doesn’t talk, he acts.
When his work is done,
the people say, “Amazing:
we did it, all by ourselves!”
Tao Te Ching v17
I am a dynamic spiritual being.
The word dynamic is used to describe someone with an outgoing, energetic personality. The Greek origin of the word, dunamis, means miraculous power. So in the truest sense of the word, those who study and apply Truth principles can be considered dynamic. When we tap in to Truth, we connect with our own miraculous power. We are dynamically alive!
Our spiritual power energizes further through prayer and meditation, forgiveness, and love. We may see tangible results or simply gain a profound sense of peace. The important thing to remember is this: We are dynamic spiritual beings expressing divine power through our oneness with God.
Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion.”—Genesis 1:26
I see no neutral things.
This idea is another step in the direction of identifying cause and effect as it really operates in the world. You see no neutral things because you have no neutral thoughts. It is always the thought that comes first, despite the temptation to believe that it is the other way around. This is not the way the world thinks, but you must learn that it is the way you think. If it were not so, perception would have no cause, and would itself be the cause of reality. In view of its highly variable nature, this is hardly likely.
In applying today’s idea, say to yourself, with eyes open:
I see no neutral things because I have no neutral thoughts.
Then look about you, resting your glance on each thing you note long enough to say:
I do not see a neutral ___, because my thoughts about ___ are not neutral.
For example, you might say:
I do not see a neutral wall, because my thoughts about walls are not neutral.
I do not see a neutral body, because my thoughts about bodies are not neutral.
As usual, it is essential to make no distinctions between what you believe to be animate or inanimate; pleasant or unpleasant. Regardless of what you may believe, you do not see anything that is really alive or really joyous. That is because you are unaware as yet of any thought that is really true, and therefore really happy.
Three or four specific practice periods are recommended, and no less than three are required for maximum benefit, even if you experience resistance. However, if you do, the length of the practice period may be reduced to less than the minute or so that is otherwise recommended.
A Course In Miracles ~ 17
. . . Is Strong To Serve
Never Force The Issue
Never try to force the door and to go into any condition by force; just wait and you will conserve all the power which will be necessary for you too accomplish your work at the given time.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle