Monday, January 23, 2012

1-23-12 be still

You know how things happen in a day and you look back and can say, "oohhhh."

This little medley came up on my ipod shuffle this morning and I hadn't heard it in a long while.

I'm so glad it did.

And when I realized in the day how much I needed it, I went to see if someone had put it on YouTube, and the only one is this  . . . very still, very simple picture.


Earth teach me stillness as the grasses are stilled with light.
Earth teach me suffering as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring as the mother who secures her young.
Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands alone.
Earth teach me limitation as the ant which crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom as the eagle which soars in the sky.
Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall.
Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness as dry fields weep in the rain.


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