Because we all share this planet earth,
we have to learn to live in harmony and peace
with each other and with nature.
This is not just a dream, but a necessity.
~ His Holiness Dalai Lama XIV
Prayer for Common Ground
Today, may I be open to others’ ideas and beliefs,
respectful of our differences, not threatened by them.
May I grow in understanding of my own motives,
knowing that people often act out of their own fears.
May I be a force for replacing fear with insight,
helping us all to be patient and kind as we talk.
Strength, real strength, can always find compromise,
working together, may we find a common ground,
enable us to move forward with a shared purpose.
May we see what is truly important and unites us,
focusing on that, to banish road blocks of ego and fear,
today, may I be open to others’ ideas and beliefs.
(© Abby Willowroot 2008, used with permission)
This Week’s Affirmation:
“I release the past and forgive everyone.”
(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)