In pursuit of knowledge,
every day something is added.
In the practice of the Tao,
every day something is dropped.
Less and less do you need to force things,
until finally you arrive at non-action.
When nothing is done,
nothing is left undone.
True mastery can be gained
by letting things go their own way.
It can’t be gained by interfering.
Tao Te Ching v48
I express kindness to all.
If I catch myself thinking unkind thoughts, I inquire within. Am I expressing kindness to all? Do I stop and ask my coworkers or the store clerk how their day is going? Can I move past my own judgments to see everyone as my brother or sister?
When I am friendly, drawing from a foundation of universal love and care for all life, my attitude improves. My spiritual understanding expands. The outer world is a reflection of my inner world, so I pause to observe it. I hear birds greet the dawn with uplifting song; I notice how a dog wags its tail with excitement; the sun begins the day by rising and closes it by setting. I follow these examples from nature to create my own state of carefree acceptance. My world is a kinder place through my loving words and thoughtful actions.
Greet one another with a holy kiss.—Romans 16:16
There is nothing to fear.
The idea for today simply states a fact. It is not a fact to those who believe in illusions, but illusions are not facts. In truth there is nothing to fear. It is very easy to recognize this. But it is very difficult to recognize it for those who want illusions to be true.
Today’s practice periods will be very short, very simple and very frequent. Merely repeat the idea as often as possible. You can use it with your eyes open at any time and in any situation. It is strongly recommended, however, that you take a minute or so whenever possible to close your eyes and repeat the idea slowly to yourself several times. It is particularly important that you use the idea immediately, should anything disturb your peace of mind.
The presence of fear is a sure sign that you are trusting in your own strength. The awareness that there is nothing to fear shows that somewhere in your mind, though not necessarily in a place you recognize as yet, you have remembered God, and let His strength take the place of your weakness. The instant you are willing to do this there is indeed nothing to fear.
A Course In Miracles ~ 48
. . . Is A Tower Of Strength And Light
The Magic Presence
The Christ within you is King . . . every particle, every cell in your body, is subject to divine power and glory. Realize the diving magical presence within you. The Light overcomes all darkness.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle