Blessing Rain

“Soften my heart,
O God of living waters,
that the shower of Scripture
I am about to read
may enrich the soil of my soul.

Rain down your wisdom
in sacred streams
to carry me like an upturned leaf
through the currents of this gray day.

Edward Hays
Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim

Rocky Dependence

“A true friend knows your weaknesses
but shows you your strengths;
feels your fears but fortifies your faith;
sees your anxieties but frees your spirit;
recognizes your disabilities
but emphasizes your possibilities.”

William Arthur Ward

Washin Over Stone

“Don’t take anything personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
What others say and do is a
projection of their own reality,
their own dream.
When you are immune to the opinions
and actions of others,
you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.”

Don Miguel Ruiz

Timeless Fractal

“As you continue to send out love,
the energy returns to you in a regenerating spiral…
As love accumulates, it keeps your system in
balance and harmony. Love is the tool,
and more love is the end product.”

Sara Paddison

Perpetual Prayer

“You can study God through everything and
everyone in the universe,
because God is not confined in a
Mosque, Synagogue, or Church.
But if you are still in need of knowing
where exactly His abode is,
there is only one place to look for Him:
In the heart of a true lover.”

Shamsi Tabrizi
(the spiritual instructor of Rumi)