The Tao is the center of the universe,
the good man’s treasure,
the bad man’s refuge.
Honors can be bought with fine words,
respect can be won with good deeds;
but the Tao is beyond all value,
and no one can achieve it.
Thus, when a new leader is chosen,
don’t offer to help him
with your wealth or your expertise.
to teach him about the Tao.
Why did the ancient Masters esteem the Tao?
Because, being one with the Tao,
when you seek, you find;
and when you make a mistake, you are forgiven.
That is why everybody loves it.
Tao Te Ching v62
Let Go, Let God
I let go and let God be God in my life and in the lives of my loved ones.
Watching a child get on the school bus, begin a new career, or start his or her own family is an exercise in letting go for the parent. We are proud of each step in their growth toward independence, yet we may find it difficult to give up control.
Whether a child, parent, spouse, or friend, they each have their own path to follow, and I trust God to guide them along the way that they should go. Holding on to my faith in God, I take a breath and let go of the need to be in control. I trust God to show them—and me—a vision far greater than any I could imagine on my own. Through letting go and letting God, I allow my loved ones to reach their highest potential.
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.—Psalm 52:8
My mind holds only what I think with God.
I thank my Father for His gifts to me.
Let me remember I am one with God.
A Course In Miracles ~ 142
Happiness Beyond Your Dreams
You can purify your own physical atoms by right thinking, right speech, right action, right living, judging no man; then, imperceptibly, will come a raising of your consciousness, a happiness which you have not dreamed, and a gracious and gentle power will grow within you which will make all the crooked paths straight, and which will open your prison doors – even as the angel touched the door of Peter’s prison and set him free.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle