Advent Day Twenty-FourDecember 24, 2012
Out with the old, welcome the new!December 30, 2012
Merry Christmas, thank you for checking out my daily journey through this season of anticipation. I take away the importance of practice from these 25 days of creating and writing. May today be filled with merriment, joy and much peace, and the many days that follow. Let’s us all be open to being the change we want to see in the world, and sharing love and peace to all. I offer this meditation to you from Thich Nhat Hanh.
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 return to ourselves and become wholly ourselves. Let us maintain a half-smile on our faces.
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–to ourselves and towards all living beings.
Let us pray that all living beings realize 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 plead with ourselves to 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 that are going on around us, let us pray for the establishment of peace in our hearts and on earth.