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.


Anonymous said...

Amen. That really is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this. Namaste my friend.