Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Prayer for Today

New Internationalist, the publishers of the One World anthology, sent all of the writers a beautiful desk calendar with pictures from around the world and bits of information about life in other places. At the back, I found the most wonderful prayer from the Pueblo Indians of the southwest United States. It touched me this morning and I thought I’d share it.

Hold on to what is good,
even if it’s a handful of earth.


Hold on to what you believe,
even if it’s a tree that stands by itself.


Hold on to what you must do,
even if it’s a long way from here.


Hold on to your life,
even if it’s easier to let it go.


Hold on to my hand,
even if I’ve gone away from you.

2 comments:

Selma said...

Amen. That really is beautiful.

kayt said...

Thank you for sharing this. Namaste my friend.