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May The Wind Breathe Healing Upon Us

May the Wind breathe healing upon us,
prolong our life-span,
and fill our hearts with comfort!

You are our father, O Wind,
our friend and our brother.
Give us life that we may live.

From that immortal treasure, O Lord,
which is hidden in your abode,
impart to us that we may live.”

— The Vedas

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Trust In Prayer

Hoseng ha o tsoha (When you wake up in the morning )
Bosiu ha o robala (When you sleep at night)
Tshepa Thapelo (Put your trust in prayer)

Leha o le tsietsing (Even if you’re in trouble)
O tsamaya lefifing (walking in darkness)
Tshepa thapelo (Put your trust in prayer)

Leha o thabile Rapela (Even if you are happy – pray)
Leha o lemonateng U rapela (Even if you are joyful – pray )

Oh oh oh Kae kappa kae (Wherever you are)
Neng kappa neng (Whatever the time)
Tshepa thapelo (Put your trust in prayer)

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Go To The Limits of Your Longing

God speaks to each of us as he makes us,
then walks with us silently out of the night.
These are the words we dimly hear:

You, sent out beyond your recall,
go to the limits of your longing.
Embody me.

Flare up like flame
and make big shadows I can move in.

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Don’t let yourself lose me.

Nearby is the country they call life.
You will know by its seriousness.
Give me your hand.

—Rainer Maria Rilke
Thank you Lily Moon Ovadya

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I Thirst By Day

I thirst by day. I watch by night.
I receive! I have been received!
I hear the flowers drinking in their light,
I have taken counsel of the crab and the sea-urchin
I recall the falling of small waters,
The stream slipping beneath the mossy logs,
Winding down to the stretch of irregular sand,
The great logs piled like matchsticks.

I am most immoderately married:
The Lord God has taken my heaviness away:
I have merged, like the bird, with the bright air,
And my thought flies to the place by the bo-tree.
Being, not doing, is my first job.

– Theodore Roethke

Inner Journey

Abiding At the Center of Your Being

Always we hope that someone else has the answer,
some other place will be better,
some other time it will all turn out.
This is it.
No one else has the answer.

No other place will be better.
And it has already turned out.

At the center of your being you have the answers.
And you know what you want.

There is no need to run outside for better seeing,
nor to peer from the window.

Rather abide at the center of your being.
For the more you leave it,
the less you know.
Search your heart and see the way to do is to be

— Lao Tzu, circa 6th Century BC

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