Thursday, January 01, 2009
This simple prayer, taken from the Upanishads (sacred books of ancient India), seems like an appropriate one for this special day, the beginning of a new year and of a new era:
Lead me from dreaming to waking.
Lead me from opacity to clarity.
Lead me from the complicated to the simple.
Lead me from the obscure to the obvious.
Lead me from intention to attention.
Lead me from what I'm told I am to what I see I am.
Lead me from confrontation to wide openness.
Lead me to the place I never left,
Where there is peace, and peace
Note: The beautiful picture at the top is by N. M. Rai. It seems a good choice for a day such as today when we are celebrating in thanks for the beauty of creation and seeking to find ways to protect our world in future.
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND BLESSINGS TO ALL. MAY YOUR YEAR BE FILLED WITH ALL THE RICHES YOU CAN IMAGINE, ALL THE CREATIVITY YOU CAN HOPE FOR, AND ALL THE LOVE YOU CAN CONTAIN.