Posts Tagged ‘humility’

Another world

I stepped into another world today. Invited to worship with Kashmiri friends, I saw devotion in a new light. Watching as my daughters’ feet were bathed in milk and water and flower petals were sprinkled on their heads, I caught a glimpse of you myself. Not only in my daughters, but in this lovely Indian couple who, barely knowing us, considers us family.
I am humbled by their faith, by their devotion, and most of all by their love.
Mother, thank you for bringing us together.
When I am old, I pray I will be able to love as they do;
And as you do;


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silhouettes-of-people-along-the-coast-watching-the-sunset_w725_h485Lord of all things, Mother of the universe, friend of every soul,

grant me the humility to realize the insignificance of my little self.

May I search every being I encounter and find you dwelling within them.

May I worship you in my every thought, word and deed.

Give me the fortitude to control my scattered mind,

that I may attain the wisdom I need to be of service to all beings.

Give me pure love and devotion for you.

Be near me always.

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2010 11-10 51I see you everywhere.

You stand tall above us, looming in your majesty,

And you crouch before us in humility.

You are everything and everyone.

How can I call you by one name?

Let me call you by every name,

Serve you in every being,

Love you in every way,

Remember you with every thought.

Peace, peace, peace be unto all.

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