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Heirs

Divine Order My world is set in order through Spirit’s activity within me. If the circumstances in my life seem chaotic, I let divine order inspire me. In meditation, I recognize the power of divine order. No matter how confused … Continue reading

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Excess and Deficiency

As it acts in the world, the Tao is like the bending of a bow. The top is bent downward; the bottom is bent up. It adjusts excess and deficiency so that there is perfect balance. It takes from what … Continue reading

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Freedom, Peace, Unity, Will, Purpose

True perfection seems imperfect, yet it is perfectly itself. True fullness seems empty, yet it is fully present. True straightness seems crooked. True wisdom seems foolish. True art seems artless. The Master allows things to happen. She shapes events as … Continue reading

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Restoration and Happiness

Stop thinking, and end your problems. What difference between yes and no? What difference between success and failure? Must you value what others value, avoid what others avoid? How ridiculous! Other people are excited, as though they were at a … Continue reading

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Deep Compassion and Wide Understanding

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 … Continue reading

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Will, Order and Conflicting Wishes

For governing a country well there is nothing better than moderation. The mark of a moderate man is freedom from his own ideas. Tolerant like the sky, all-pervading like sunlight, firm like a mountain, supple like a tree in the … Continue reading

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Convergence

When the great Tao is forgotten, goodness and piety appear. When the body’s intelligence declines, cleverness and knowledge step forth. When there is no peace in the family, filial piety begins. When the country falls into chaos, patriotism is born. … Continue reading

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