The generals have a saying:
“Rather than make the first move
it is better to wait and see.
Rather than advance an inch
it is better to retreat a yard.”
This is called
going forward without advancing,
pushing back without using weapons.
There is no greater misfortune
than underestimating your enemy.
Underestimating your enemy
means thinking that he is evil.
Thus you destroy your three treasures
and become an enemy yourself.
When two great forces oppose each other,
the victory will go
to the one that knows how to yield.
Tao Te Ching v69
Seeds of Kindness
I cultivate kindness through my thoughts and deeds.
In her poem “Heart’s Garden,” Katherine Merrill wrote: “My heart is a garden where thought flowers grow. The thoughts that I think are the seeds that I sow.” Her words invite me to consider my inner garden, the thoughts I hold and the seeds I plant.
I choose to sow seeds of kindness, thinking positive thoughts about myself and about others. I look for ways to encourage people, to genuinely compliment them, and show my appreciation. A smile, a helping hand, an act of generosity toward a stranger sows kindness and perhaps provides a welcomed bright spot in someone’s day.
Today I will live from my heart, sowing seeds of kindness, beauty, and goodwill.
Thus says the Lord of hosts: Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another.—Zechariah 7:9
My mind holds only what I think with God.
When I am healed I am not healed alone.
Heaven is the decision I must make.
A Course In Miracles ~ 149
. . . Is Calm, Quiet And Steady
God Will Not Fail You
When in doubt, do nothing. Be still, have patience and wait. Learn to be still, my children, to be calm and still and wait for God; God will not fail you.
The Quiet Mind – Saying of White Eagle