Don’t fret about your life – what you’re going to eat and drink –
or about your body – what you’re going to wear.
There is more to living than food and clothing, isn’t there?
Take a look at the birds of the sky:
they don’t plant or harvest, or gather into barns.
Yet your heavenly Father feeds them. You’re worth more than they, aren’t you?
Can any one of you add one hour to life by fretting about it?
~ Jesus (the Jesus Seminar translation)
Mool Mantra and 1st Pauri of Japji Sahib
There is One God
He is the supreme truth.
He, The Creator,
Is without fear and without hate,
He, The Omnipresent,
Pervades the universe.
He is not born,
Nor does He die to be born again,
By His grace shalt thou worship Him.
Before time itself
There was truth,
When time began to run its course
He was the truth.
Even now, He is the truth
And Evermore shall truth prevail.
Not by thought alone
Can He be Known,
Though one think
A hundred thousand times;
Not in solemn silence
Nor in deep meditation.
Though fasting yields an
Abundance of virtue
It cannot appease the hunger for truth,
No, by none of these,
Nor by a hundred thousand other devices,
Can God be reached.
How then shall the Truth be known?
How the veil of false illusion torn?
O Nanak, thus runneth the writ divine,
The righteous path – let it be thine.
(Guru Nanak Sahib Ji, 1st Sikh Guru)
This Week’s Affirmation:
“I am totally present in the Now.”
(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)