Dust if you must

Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better To paint a picture, or write a letter, Bake a cake, or plant a seed; Ponder the difference between want and need? Dust if you must, but there’s not much time, With rivers to swim, and mountains to climb; Music to hear, and books to read; …

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Celtic Morning Prayer

This morning, as I kindle the fire upon my hearth, I pray that the flame of God’s love may burn in my heart, and the hearts of all I meet today. I pray that no envy or anger, no hatred or fear, may smother the flame. I pray that indifference and apathy, contempt and pride, …

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Clouds or passing rocks? The surface of this mountain lake is so glassy it reflects like a mirror the mountain, rocks, and trees surrounding it. Only the clear blue sky gives away its secret as you peer into the crystal clear water. It's a sunny day and the reflection of the trees is bright green, the reflection of the sky is royal blue, and the rocks beneath the surface and gently illuminated. Have a closer look and see if you see the ripples on the surface.


GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and …

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My Bill of Rights

I have the right to be treated with respect. I have the right to say no and not feel guilty. I have the right to experience and express my feelings. I have the right to take time for myself. I have the right to change my mind. I have the right to ask for what …

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Sanskrit Proverb

Look to this day, For it is life, The very life of life. In its brief course lies all The realities and verities of existence, The bliss of growth, The splendour of action, The glory of Power — For yesterday is but a dream And tomorrow is only a vision. But today, well lived, Makes …

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Prayer during Turmoil

Dear Higher Power, During times when my world becomes unhinged And the foundations of what I believe crack and dissolve, Give me the grace to believe that Your power is at work in the turmoil of my life. Lead me to remember that Your power is greater than all evil, And though the world may …

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Surround Me with Your Love, God

Surround me with Your love and guidance, O God;I am not safe without You. I am constantly exposed to this stressful world.I am in danger sometimes of losing the battle to the very shortcomings of my own nature. I can only surrender myself to Youand believe that You will fulfill Your purpose in me. I …

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Daily Surrender—No Regrets

This I pray, Higher Power: I will surrender to Your will today, which brings me peace and joy that makes all things new. I no longer have that trampled look of someone forced to remember every mistake he or she has made. I no longer hide under that blanket of regrets. My daily surrender to …

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Search for Serenity

The search is yours and mine. Each finds his way with help, but yet alone. Serenity is the goal. It comes to those who learn to wait and grow, for each can learn to understand himself and say, “I’ve found a joy in being me and knowing you, a knowledge of the depths I can …

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