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Responding to the Northern California Fires, with Edward Viljoen

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A prayer:

Let us let go of everything else, for just this moment, and enter into the consciousness of gratitude for first responders and helpers everywhere. Whether in California, Las Vegas, or Puerto Rico, let us abandon all other considerations—for just a moment—and center our attention on appreciation for those who serve. And let us, through our joint meditation of gratitude, abandon anything that separates us and feel our unity with each other instead. And let that felt experience of unity keep fresh before us this particular moment of high resolve so that in the months and years to come, we will not abandon our memory of that which has been given by so many through service.

May we stay rooted in mindfulness, with open hearts to those who are struggling, wherever they may be emotionally, so that we remain a safe harbor for their experience. And may our contemplation of gratitude inspire us to give and to be kind and to trust the capacity humankind has to be loving.

And I invite you to take this moment of personal quietness, to visualize a Northern California in which all people live according to the spiritual truth of their understanding, where humanity continues to awaken to its magnificence, where we live as one family with kinship with all life, and where unity and connection continue to guide us through to the experience of peace.

With love,

Edward Viljoen

Author of Ordinary Goodness


1 comment:

  1. Just profound and full of grace. Namaste!

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