Fifteen years ago, I hiked the state and national parks from the Indiana Dunes to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. I remember my delight at discovering this place of tranquility in Ludington State Park. I don't remember sitting on the bench. I was younger then. I’d sure sit there now! A pause every now and then is essential—for my aging body, ever-chattering mind, that restless spirit, and as a conduit for prayer.
In this season of Christmas, Hanukkah, this week of the winter solstice, I thought I would share a prayer I say every morning. This morning I say it for you. For us. For the world.
May we be at peace. May our hearts remain open.
May we awaken to the light of our own true nature.
May we be healed. May we be a source of healing for all beings. *
I will resume posts in 2024. Thank you for your bench stories, comments, emails, continued support, and encouragement throughout the year. Merry Christmas.
* A prayer first seen in Joan Borysenko's Pocketful of Miracles.
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