Day 203, Morning
Today’s morning meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.
“Use the light. Come home to your true nature. Don't cause yourself injury: This is known as seizing the truth.”
—The Tao Te Ching
As your day begins, spend a few moments in silence and stillness, meditating on the words that you just read.
As human beings, we have been born with the capacity to make choices. No other creature has this capacity, and no human being can avoid this responsibility. Every day, whether we see it or not, we have a choice of two alternatives in what we do, say, and think.
These alternatives are: what is pleasant and what is beneficial. The first pleases us now. The second may be unpleasant at the beginning, as anyone who has begun a physical fitness program knows; but it will improve our health and contribute to our peace of mind.
Both choices promise satisfaction. One we get immediately, but it comes and goes; the other requires effort, but its benefits stay with us and often benefit those around us as well. (WLB)
“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.”
—Nahum 1:7 (OT)
BC The Belgic Confession
CAC The Center For Action & Contemplation
CD The Canons of Dort
CIB Church In Bethesda Prayers
DZ - Donna Z.
HC The Heidelberg Catechism
MAO - Michael A. O’Sullivan
NT The New Testament
OT The Old Testament
RP - Ryan Phipps
WC The Westminster Confession
WLB Words To Live By
WLC The Westminster Larger Catechism
WSC The Westminster Shorter Catechism