1. A Course in Miracles teaches, “Nothing real can be threatened.” We don’t have to force things. We do not have to manipulate. What’s in alignment with our soul’s highest good is inevitable. Relax.
2. “Why is it that a prisoner, locked away for his crime and left alone in his cell may weep, when a Buddhist Monk alone in the same cell would celebrate? Because they can left alone with their thoughts and can be at peace with their thoughts after ending their own suffering.” ~ Byron Katie
3. Your enemy is the teacher who shows you what you haven’t healed yet. Any place you defend is where you’re still suffering. There’s nothing out there that can oppose you. There is just fluid motion, like the wind. You attach a story to what you perceive, and that story is your suffering. I am everything that I have ever called other people; they were ME all along. Everything I ever called my enemy was ME. Projection would have us see reality as a them and a me, but reality is much kinder. All enemies are your kind teachers, just waiting for you to realize it. No one can be my enemy until I perceive him as threatening what I believe. -Byron Katie, One Thousand Names for Joy ♥
4. What If? The ego-mind is always asking “What if?” It is always exploring the possibility that there may be a better place to be, a better job, a better relationship, etc. All this is motivated by fear. We don’t experience what is directly, because we have so many expectations and interpretations of it. Spontaneous acceptance of our lives as they unfold in the moment is quite rare. ~ Everyday Wisdom by Paul Ferrini