May I be peaceful, happy and light in body and spirit.
May I be free from anger, afflictions, fear and anxiety.
May I learn to look at myself with the eyes of understanding and love.
May I be able to recognise and touch the seeds of joy and happiness in myself.
May I learn how to identify and see the sources of anger, craving and delusion in myself.
May I know how to nourish the seeds of joy in myself every day.
May I be able to live fresh, solid and free.
May I be free from attachment and aversion, but not be indifferent.
It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.
May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.
Leo F Buscaglia
This is an ancient Sanskrit poem …the wisdom echoes down over the centuries…..
A Life Well Lived
Look well to this day
For it is life
The very best of life.
In its brief course lie all
The realities and truths of existence,
The joy of growth, the splendour of action,
The glory of power.
For yesterday is but a memory.
And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today well lived
Makes every yesterday a memory of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore to this day.
where we are worn and tired
where we have turned hard hearted
where we feel hurt
and where we have wounded
And the joy and freedom
of your Holy Spirit
where we are the Prisoners of Ourselves
From Wild Goose Worship Group’s
A Wee Worship Book