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For Equilibrium, a Blessing
Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.
As the wind loves to call things to dance,
May your gravity by lightened by grace.
Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.
As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.
As silence smiles on the other side of what's said,
May your sense of irony bring perspective.
As time remains free of all that it frames,
May your mind stay clear of all it names.
May your prayer of listening deepen enough
to hear in the depths the laughter of God.
Excerpted from "To Bless the Space Between Us,"
by John O'Donohue (1956-2008)
Irish poet and author
Sky gazing meditation:
From "Words of Wisdom,"
by Lama Surya Das
Happiness is not an end in itself.
It comes with the understand of
what is. Only when the mind is
free from its own projections
can there be happiness.
Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986)
Philosopher and author
Then I saw the Lord...royally reign in His house,
fulfilling it with joy and mirth, Himself endlessly
to gladden and to solace His dear-worthy friends,
full homely and full courteously, with marvellous
melody of endless love, in His own fair blessed
Countenance. Which glorious Countenance of the
Godhead fulfilleth the Heavens with joy and bliss.
From the Sixth Revelation of Julian of Norwich (1342- ca. 1416)
"Sixteen Revelations of Divine Love"