In gratitude I trust larger invisible realities
to surround and guide us.
Gratitude holds the awareness and belief
that life and love are ultimately stronger
than death and hatred.
The attitude of gratitude
If I only had one prayer to pray,
one wish to make,
and one element of wisdom to hold onto:
It would be the prayer and wish to be grounded in gratitude:
Aware that everything is a gift-
I will take nothing for granted.
Grounded in the awareness that all will perish
while all is granted.
Cherishing my dependence,
my interdependence and
my freedom –
Holding these realities in grateful awareness,
knowing all three to be true at the same time:
Grateful for dependence on Acceptance and Compassion
extending to me every moment anew.
Grateful for interdependence
creating eternal networks of love.
Grateful for freedom of not clinging,
not attaching, but flowing in the coming and going of life…