Without a centre, there is no circle. No perimeter, no wheel, nothing manifest. Lao Tzu: “Hold fast to the centre.”
Right action has both a negative and a positive dimension—as, indeed, does all of life. In its Buddhistic dimension, it’s what we refrain from doing. In its mystic-Christian dimension, it’s what is done through us. These are not contradictory positions. They’re tango partners.
“When you pray for something, believe that you have already received it.” This is not a paean to optimism. It points to the inexhaustible fullness of I AM. Jesus never asked for anything.
Memory is not primarily a mental function. The body is a flesh chronicle, a trove of old pain, of unresolved and still-percolating historical issues. Typically, difficult-to-diagnose illnesses take a long time to manifest.
In every circumstance, act as if if you were perfect. Which, in truth, you are.
Let the act confirm the fact.