The Master doesn’t try to be powerful;
thus he is truly powerful.
The ordinary man keeps reaching for power;
thus he never has enough.
The Master does nothing,
yet he leaves nothing undone.
The ordinary man is always doing things,
yet many more are left to be done.
The kind man does something,
yet something remains undone.
The just man does something,
and leaves many things to be done.
The moral man does something,
and when no one responds
he rolls up his sleeves and uses force.
When the Tao is lost, there is goodness.
When goodness is lost, there is morality.
When morality is lost, there is ritual.
Ritual is the husk of true faith,
the beginning of chaos.
Therefore the Master concerns himself
with the depths and not the surface,
with the fruit and not the flower.
He has no will of his own.
He dwells in reality,
and lets all illusions go.
Tao Te Ching v38
I am secure in God’s loving presence.
Being in my own home, where I am surrounded by my own things and the people and pets I love, gives me a sense of security. Yet anywhere I go, I can feel protected because I am secure in God’s loving presence.
Although I cannot visibly see God’s presence surrounding me, I know I am divinely protected. With God as my ever-present guide, I do not fear anything or anyone. I am serene and confident because God is with me. I am never alone. This awareness brings me true peace and comfort.
If I find myself facing a possibly dangerous situation, I remain calm. I have the strength and clarity of thought to recognize and accept what I need to do to stay safe. I am secure in God’s loving presence.
But you, O Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.—Psalm 3:3
For morning and evening review:
God’s peace and joy are mine.
Today I will accept God’s peace and joy, in glad
exchange for all the substitutes that I have made
for happiness and peace.
Let me be still and listen to the truth.
Let my own feeble voice be still, and let me hear the
mighty Voice for Truth Itself assure me that I am
God’s perfect Son.
On the hour: God’s peace and joy are mine.
On the half hour: Let me be still and listen to the truth.
A Course In Miracles ~ 118
. . . Is Constant
The Presence Of Christ
At All times keep in your heart the thought of the presence of Christ; remember his ever-peacefulness and calm amidst the turmoil of worldliness. You who are his disciple must ever seek to find the place of quietude and sweetness in the midst of the crowd. It is easy in solitude to be close to Him, but you must learn to become aware of your Master, despite the crowding of the multitude.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle