You may have noticed that I’ve been a little quiet this month, as far as blogging goes. I’ve been working on several posts, but my energy is heading inwards, not spreading out. So instead of my own thoughts, I give you this prayer by Thich Nhat Hanh, which I found at the website of fellow Interfaith Minister Lisa Sarick:
As we are together, praying for peace,
let us be truly with each other.
Let us pay attention to our breathing.
Let us be relaxed in our bodies and our minds.
Let us be at peace with our bodies and our minds.
Let us be aware of the source of being
common to us all and to all living things.
Evoking the presence of the Great Compassion,
let us fill our hearts with our own compassion
towards ourselves and towards all living beings.
Let us pray that all living beings realise
that they are all brothers and sisters,
all nourished from the same source of life.
Let us pray that we ourselves cease to be the
cause of suffering to each other.
Let us live in a way which will not deprive other beings
of air, water, food, shelter, or the chance to live.
With humility, with awareness of the existence
of life and of the sufferings going on around us,
Let us pray for the establishment of peace in our hearts and on earth.
Know I am aware of you, breathing with you, praying with you. Blessed be. ♥