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Favorite Poems, Quotes
Prayers and Meditations 

I've found the following to be deeply touching and inspirational.

I hope you'll enjoy them too.  

Tibetan Buddhist Prayer

Offer this prayer to all of those around you.   Then offer the same prayer to yourself ....

Feel free to repeat the prayer several times

 May you be at peace,

May your heart remain open.

May you awaken to the light of your own true nature.

May you be healed,

May you be a source of healing for all beings.

May I be at peace,

May my heart remain open.

May I awaken to the light of my own true nature.

May I be healed,

May I be a source of healing for all beings.

Flower Shadow
Blue Passageway

The Open Door
 

A door opens. Maybe I’ve
been standing here shuffling
my weight from foot to foot
for decades, or maybe I only 
knocked once. In truth, it
doesn’t matter. A door opens
and I walk through without a
backward glance. This is it,
then, the moment of truth in
a lifetime of truth: a choice
made, a path taken, the 
gravitational pull of Spirit 
too compelling to ignore any
longer. I am received by
something far too vast to see.
It has roots in antiquity but
speaks clearly in the present 
tense. “Be” the vastness says.
“Be without adverbs, descriptors,
or qualities.” Be so alive that
awareness bares itself
uncloaked and unadorned.
Then go forth to give what you
alone can give, awake to love
and suffering, unburdened by
the weight of expectations.
go forth to see and be seen,
blossoming, always blossoming
into your magnificence.”

-Danna Faulds, from Root to Bloom

The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

Rumi 

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