Fill your bowl to the brim
and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security
and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people’s approval
and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.
Tao Te Ching v9
My life is enlivened and enriched by a fresh perspective.
In the movie Dead Poets Society, the teacher instructs his class to stand on their desks for a new perspective on life. Their surprise is apparent as they step up and take a fresh look at their familiar surroundings from this new vantage point. Similarly, a simple shift in my daily routine can open up a whole new perspective.
Resolutions to problems and innovative ideas may come by changing my route to work or the order of my morning ritual. A small conscious change I make today may open a new window in my mind. I look at the same situation or environment with new eyes.
With renewed perspective, I see and feel more expansively. My life is enlivened and enriched by a fresh perspective.
For in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible.—Colossians 1:16
These are our review ideas for today:
I am entitled to miracles.
I am entitled to miracles because I am under no laws but God’s. His laws release me from all grievances, and replace them with miracles. And I would accept the miracles in place of the grievances, which are but illusions that hide the miracles beyond. Now I would accept only what the laws of God entitle me to have, that I may use it on behalf of the function He has given me.
You might use these suggestions for specific applications of this idea:
Behind this is a miracle to which I am entitled.
Let me not hold a grievance against you, [name],
but offer you the miracle that belongs to you instead.
Seen truly, this offers me a miracle.
. . . . .
Let miracles replace all grievances.
By this idea do I unite my will with the Holy Spirit’s, and perceive them as one. By this idea do I accept my release from hell. By this idea do I express my willingness to have all my illusions be replaced with truth, according to God’s plan for my salvation. I would make no exceptions and no substitutes. I want all of Heaven and only Heaven, as God wills me to have.
Useful specific forms for applying this idea would be:
I would not hold this grievance apart from my salvation.
Let our grievances be replaced by miracles, [name].
Beyond this is the miracle by which all my grievances are replaced.
A Course In Miracles ~89
. . . Is Patient, Trusting In God’s Goodness And His Perfect Plan
Follow The Light In Your Heart
Don’t think that we are unaware of your disappointments and hardships, and the fears that possess you. We in the spirit know that you have tests. We know that the physical body is not always as perfect as it could be. We know that the material conditions of your life can be irksome. We are also attuned to you, our brother, that we absorb your feelings. We know the problems and the difficulties; but we would reassure every one of you that it you will truly follow the light within your heart, all will be well.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle