Inspiration

Be a Candle in the Dark

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Each day can’t be a good day.
But within each day—
those long twenty-four hours—
there are a few minutes or even
seconds when something good
or special happens.
Those moments are as powerful
As the frail flame of a candle
That can light an entire dark room.

—Judith Garrett Garrison and Scott Sheperd

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

Compassion for All including Ourselves

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O Breathing Life, your Name shines everywhere!
Release a space to plant your Presence here.
Envision your “I Can” now.
Embody your desire in every light and form.
Grow through us this moment’s bread and wisdom.
Untie the knots of failure binding us,
as we release the strands we hold of others’ faults.
Help us not forget our Source,
Yet free us from not being in the Present.
From you arises every Vision, Power, and Song from gathering to gathering.
Amen.
May our future actions grow from here!

—Crane Dance Collective

 

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

Toward an Enlightened Mind

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Om Mani Padme Hum

Tibetan pronunciation—Om Mani Pémé Hung

I invoke the transformation and purification of the six

negative emotions of pride, jealousy, desire,
ignorance, greed, and anger
into their true nature, enlightened

mind.

—Mantra of Compassion, Avalokiteshvar

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

Still Awareness

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I believe it is the most important.
It is our most unique gift. It is perhaps the greatest gift we can give.
In our language this quality is called dadirri.
It is inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness…
When I experience dadirri,
I am made whole again.
I can sit on the river bank or walk through the trees;
even if someone close to me has passed away,
I can find my peace in this silent awareness.
There is no need of words…

It is just being aware…

 

–Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Mauman, Aboriginal Artist  and Teacher

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.