Second Week in Advent: Wednesday

Some words from a blogger, Seth Godine, gave me some comfort on this journey we take together. He wrote in reference to the influence Nelson Mandala had on the world, but the same could be said of Pope Francis, regardless of religious preference, or even one of us. Especially, all of us.

For those that seek to make a change in the world, whether global or local, one lesson of Mandala’s life is this: You can. You can make a difference. You can stand up to insurmountable forces.

It’s not too late. If you didn’t pray to end the violence and discord in the world yesterday, pray for it now. If you know someone in need of healing, take a moment and bring them to mind, pray and let your prayer send healing energy. Pray for those in need. Pray for your own needs. Let your energy and your love send itself into a world in need.

Your lever is far longer than you imagine it is, if you choose to use it. If you don’t require the journey to be easy or comfortable or safe, you can change the world.

Holy One, let my love enter the world’s space and bring comfort and healing to those who are broken or angry or in sorrow. Let my breath, the breath I share with the world, be a breath of peace.

 

4 thoughts on “Second Week in Advent: Wednesday

  1. valoriejwells says:

    Ahhhhh nice way to enjoy my second cup of coffee before the workday begins.
    Breathing in peacefulness and breathing out heartfelt comfort.
    Thank you my Friend.

  2. susansayings says:

    Wow! Did I need this today! Thank you!

    When I’m able, I love to do yoga in the morning and at the end, I love to pray Namaste for everyone who comes to mind. I start with those who are in the East and move person-by-person, or family-by-family to those in the West. It’s a wonderful way to end yoga and begin the day, and I can feel the love go out to each place.

    I might lose my way immediately, but, at least I’ve started the day in a way that’s in harmony with the world I hope to live in each day.

    Thank you for reminding me to get back to this practice!

  3. Janet Sunderland says:

    You’re very welcome. And thank you for taking these posts to heart and for reading and commenting. I love your loyalty. And yes, it’s getting back to the practices that sustain us. Mine is every morning journaling. It doesn’t matter what I write, but I need to write and move my hand. It’s funny, writing on a computer isn’t the same. I need that physical act of moving my hand with my journal on my lap to make sense of life. And on mornings when I wake too late or otherwise don’t have time, my whole day is off. Your centering movement is yoga. “Probably,” (yeah, probably) yoga would make sense in my life too….but I’d still have to sit and write first!

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