This morning I was reading in A Course in Miracles Manual for Teachers 4.II.A and came up with this:
Tranquility (Inner Peace) = honest learning + consistency of thought + full transfer
I am facing a re-framing of my work life, an upheaval seemingly from "them". But you know, as I type, a new meaning to my Jerusalem experience of 35 years ago surfaces: it was the beginning of spiritual learning for me in this life. And I have been very consistent in that activity ever since.
Trust is the first trait of God's teachers. Then follows honesty, tolerance, gentleness, joy, defenselessness, generosity, patience, faithfulness and openmindedness. And ACIM offers explanations for each of these which differ somewhat from generally accepted connotations, Christianity, and even New Age pseudo-Buddhist preaching.
Wow, I am beyond pseudo-Buddhism! Totally cool!
I am still a runner. I am still an athlete; spiritual and physical and professional engineer. Even now, it is time for a short jog.