Life Course Chapter # 2
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The Eternal Now
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Love - the greatest power
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The greatest power in all the universe is Love.
Love is the key to succeeding where others have failed.
Muscle or cunning can overpower or overwhelm a client or adversary,
and shrewdness persuade a friend or colleague,
I will make love my most used tool.
but these victories are short lived and only partial.
and like water on a stone I will wear down any opposition to my goals.
Like water to a thirsty traveler, with my caring,
I will attract cooperation from others.
My reasoning others may counter.
My conversation they may misunderstand or distrust.
My clothes or my appearance they may disapprove or even mock.
But my sincere concern for their well being,
my true interest in their life,
my open sensitivity for their needs;
my Love; they will be unable to resist !
Today my actions' with others will be guided by love.
How can I do this ?
How can I walk in love when misfortune seeks me.
How can I act with love when others attack me ?
How then can Love stay in my heart ?
I will remember Jesus
a true hero to the oppressed.
I will see His kind and loving smile directed at Me.
When suffering on the cross,
I will look for the "Seed of Goodness"
in the adversity coming against me.
I will feel the strength and peace of
the Divine surrounding and within me.
I will remember how quickly the present trouble will pass.
Adversity will soon become something
I await with confident acceptance.
Knowing that difficulties and pain allow me
to exercise the Spirit of Love within.
Witnessing Loves' power and victory over
The Spirit of the Divine permeates
resentment and dark spirited-ness,
I become a disciple of Grace.
the souls of those walking in Love.
I will feel joy and health through the presence of the Loves' Spirit.
My greatest contribution to others is
my own Self Realization and Cultivation.
As important as responding to others with Love;
I will guide myself with Love.
Love will calm me when I become
too excited about myself or my circumstances.
Love will encourage me
when my expectations or hopes are not met.
Love will teach me moderate yet persistant pursuit,
in my efforts, that I may see clearly my goal.
I will walk away from resentment
and instead plant seeds of Love.
My mind and feet will move
towards Love and Gratefulness.
I will feel thankful if the weather is hot.
Because heat will heal and purify me.
Yet I will be glad for the rain,
though it may seem inconvenient. It freshens my soul.
Though it is easy to love the light,
because it keeps me from stumbling on the Way,
I will also love the night.
Because it sparks my dreams and brings me rest.
I will see benefit in things not so easy to enjoy.
I will walk in gratefulness.
Each day I will thank God for my being!
I will walk with the mind of Love
Planting the seed of Love within is my newest habit.
I will consider and inspect those things that enter my mind.
As others might attack me with opinions or advice,
I will let it drip like water, onto the ground.
If it is good and wholesome,
it will slowly sprout and benefit my mind and life,
If it is immature, resentful or dark spirited,
it will not harm or move me.
It will perish from my memory and not sully my life.
The presence of Love within me
will make my own eyes sparkle.
As Love permeates my heart and mind,
it will attract others to my side.
It will bring comfort and strength to my legs
and put kindness in my hands.
As a disciple of Love
I will realize my chance to spread seeds of love.
When each day I meet many types of people and creatures,
I will remember my oneness with them, through God.
If I encounter a bigot or hateful person,
I will demonstrate patience, and forgiving acceptance.
I will remember humility.
If I encounter the unfortunate,
I will demonstrate my respect for them, not pity.
As I encounter rude persons, I will face them,
and demonstrate fairness, understanding and compassion.
I will avoid and remove myself
Whenever I meet others that offend me...
from self righteous or resentful people.
When I must interact with them,
I will be an example of quite resolve.
I will quiet my renegade mind,
Taking a deep breath, and in silence within,
clear my emotions and call upon Love.
"I am about to speak to a child of God,
though they may be confused or lost,
I see a precious and loved child of God".
Today I will walk the walk of Love,
towards myself and others.
I will act with love and care
toward my physical cleanliness, fitness and health.
I will respond to my own needs with Love,
moderation and gratefulness.
As I prepare to eat, I will give thanks and pause to enjoy each meal.
I will partake of my nutrition
sensing its' wonderful taste and wholesome value.
I will moderate the desires of my flesh.
I Will "my Spirit to command my Mind".
I will react with acceptance towards my shortcomings.
As I am likely to make mistakes,
I will get back on track quickly.
Like the first steps of a infant learning to walk,
I will not stay mired in crawling.
I will put off actions or delay reactions
that only boost my ego or image.
I am loved by God,
and do not require the admiration of others.
I will act quickly to help and encourage others.
Sharing gratitude for someone's' assistance,
Will bring the Joy of Gods Presence into My Heart.
Today I will be thirsty for patience,
wisdom and mature understanding.
As I consider the things and events of each day
that give rise to thoughts that
influence my Attitudes, Values, and Faith.
I pray for wise understanding.
Attitudes of Love I will encourage and feed.
Attitudes of darkness I will simply dismiss.
If resentment enters my soul,
I will spot it; I will not feed it.
If I encounter a conversation of complaint or gossip,
In humility, I will ALLOW its' expression,
I will listen with empathy,
but I will NOT FEED it OR ARGUE with it.
Only in patience
will I provide counterpoint to dark-spirited-ness.
Before I complain or criticize,
I will WAIT, stop my mind,
Today, I will select at least one person and
make them feel appreciated.
I will find words of appreciation for those I meet,
I will impress them with recognition of THEIR value.
I will say another's' name
as I speak to them, making them feel valuable.
I will remember that to say someone's' own name
is to them the most delightful sound.
As I do this; my own heart will experience a shared joy and richness.
Today I will walk the walk of Love.
I will call out for the Spirit of Love.
If fear enters my soul,
I will face it; I will not run from it.
I invite the Spirit of Peace and Truth
to empower and encourage me.
I feel joy in the anticipation of
meeting all today's challenges and opportunities.
Love will be my constant friend
and thus success my reward.
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