Can you coax your mind from its wandering
and keep to the original oneness?
Can you let your body become
supple as a newborn child’s?
Can you cleanse your inner vision
until you see nothing but the light?
Can you love people and lead them
without imposing your will?
Can you deal with the most vital matters
by letting events take their course?
Can you step back from you own mind
and thus understand all things?
Giving birth and nourishing,
having without possessing,
acting with no expectations,
leading and not trying to control:
this is the supreme virtue.
Tao Te Ching v10
I am thankful for God’s blessings in my life.
When I feel and express gratitude, I unlock a door that allows God’s good to enter my life. I think thankful thoughts, speak words of gratefulness, and I act in ways that show gratitude. I become aware of blessings already present in my life and draw more to me when I am thankful.
Throughout the day I check in with myself and my thoughts. I pause and ask myself, What am I thinking? Once I notice a thought that seems negative or out of alignment with my highest good, I change my focus. I put my attention back on blessings received and those to come and feel the return of gratitude.
No matter what is happening in my life, I can find something for which to give thanks. Thankfulness creates a new attitude in me.
O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.—Psalm 107:1
For this review we will use these ideas:
Let me recognize the problem so it can be solved.
Let me realize today that the problem is always some form of grievance that I would cherish. Let me also understand that the solution is always a miracle with which I let the grievance be replaced. Today I would remember the simplicity of salvation by reinforcing the lesson that there is one problem and one solution. The problem is a grievance; the solution is a miracle. And I invite the solution to come to me through my forgiveness of the grievance, and my welcome of the miracle that takes its place.
Specific applications of this idea might be in these forms:
This presents a problem to me which I would have resolved.
The miracle behind this grievance will resolve it for me.
The answer to this problem is the miracle that it conceals.
. . . . .
Let me recognize my problems have been solved.
I seem to have problems only because I am misusing time. I believe that the problem comes first, and time must elapse before it can be worked out. I do not see the problem and the answer as simultaneous in their occurrence. That is because I do not yet realize that God has placed the answer together with the problem, so that they cannot be separated by time. The Holy Spirit will teach me this, if I will let Him. And I will understand it is impossible that I could have a problem which has not been solved already.
These forms of the idea will be useful for specific applications:
I need not wait for this to be resolved.
The answer to this problem is already given me, if I will accept it.
Time cannot separate this problem from its solution.
A Course In Miracles ~ 90
. . . Is Patient, Trusting In God’s Goodness And His Perfect Plan
If everything goes wrong, just laugh! Just let it have its fling, let it go; but keep your vision upon God, and know that all will come right. All will come right – that is the truth!
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle