When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.
Being and non-being create each other.
Difficult and easy support each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low depend on each other.
Before and after follow each other.
Therefore the Master
acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn’t possess,
acts but doesn’t expect.
When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it lasts forever.
Tao Te Ching v2
My faith is in God.
Faith is having the courage to let go and believe in a power greater than myself. Jesus said, “Even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ it will be done.” But more than words, Jesus demonstrated the peace that comes with having faith.
My faith is in God. Do my actions match my faith? They do when I follow Jesus’ example and allow God to guide my steps. So I pray today for understanding and guidance, but above all, I pray to strengthen my faith. My faith in God allows God to work in my life.
Do I need healing? A loving relationship? Understanding? My faith casts away fear and negativity. In prayer, I put aside doubt. I have the confidence to live each day to the fullest.
Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly the woman was made well.—Matthew 9:22
Today let us review these ideas:
My only function is the one God gave me.
I have no function but the one God gave me. This recognition releases me from all conflict, because it means I cannot have conflicting goals. With one purpose only, I am always certain what to do, what to say and what to think. All doubt must disappear as I acknowledge that my only function is the one God gave me.
More specific applications of this idea might take these forms:
My perception of this does not change my function.
This does not give me a function other than the one God gave me.
Let me not use this to justify a function God did not give me.
. . . . .
My happiness and my function are one.
All things that come from God are one. They come from Oneness, and must be received as one. Fulfilling my function is my happiness because both come from the same Source. And I must learn to recognize what makes me happy, if I would find happiness.
Some useful forms for specific applications of this idea are:
This cannot separate my happiness from my function.
The oneness of my happiness and my function remains wholly unaffected by this.
Nothing, including this, can justify the illusion of happiness apart from my function.
A Course In Miracles ~ 83
. . . Is Patient, Trusting In God’s Goodness and His Perfect Plan
The Acceptable Time Of The Lord
Everything happens at the right moment, the acceptable time of the Lord. You on earth do not always know what that time is, but if you will follow the guidance of the spirit, waiting patiently for a clear indication for action, the you will be guided aright.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle