Friday, December 23, 2011

blessed are the flexible

Holiday Prayers & Wishes from Lama Surya Das Winter Solstice, December 2011 * * * * * * * * * Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not get bent out of shape. Blessed are the patient, for they shall be waited on and attended to. Blessed are the generous, for they shall receive abundantly. Blessed are the grateful, for their life shall always be bountiful. Blessed are the wise, for they know not in excess. Blessed are the lovers, for love is theirs for the asking. Blessed are the healers, for their world and they too shall be healed and well. Blessed are those who listen, for they shall be heard and understood. Blessed are those who choose to be kind rather than right, for they shall have long-lasting beautiful relationships. Blessed are those mates who have made two lives as one. Blessed are the open-minded and warmhearted, for they shall receive all they need. Blessed are the learners, for they shall be edified and fulfilled. Blessed are those who know how to receive as well as to give, for inexhaustible richness is theirs. Blessed are the goodhearted, for they shall live long and harmoniously. Blessed are the curious, for wonderment is theirs. Blessed are the awakeful, for they shall see things as they are. Blessed are those who don't know it all, for they shall discover truth through doubt and inquiry. Blessed are those without many expectations and appointments, for they shall not be disappointed. Blessed are the content, for they have arrived and shall be completed. Blessed are the underdogs, for their loyalty and purity shall be rewarded in all walks of life. Blessed are those who need little for they shall find simplicity and ease. Blessed are the forthright, for they shall right the world and speak truth to power in love. Blessed are the altruists, for they shall usher in the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the leaders who inculcate leadership instead of followership. Blessed are the servants, for they shall be served and attended to. Blessed are the pray-ers, for life is fragile, fleeting, precious and needs to be handled with prayer. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall find peace and well being. Blessed are the joyful for joy and happiness is theirs. Blessed are the co-meditators, for they shall arrive together. Blessed are the first rays of the morning, for they bring the gift of awakening. Blessed are those who notice, for they shall find small delights around every corner. Blessed is the reader who brings the writer's creativity alive. Blessed are the first light rays of each morning, for they convey the gift of awakening. Blessed is this life we share together; handle with prayer! Blessed be. Blessed is. Blessed does.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

if suddenly you forget me

If You Forget Me I want you to know one thing. You know how this is: if I look at the crystal moon, at the red branch of the slow autumn at my window, if I touch near the fire the impalpable ash or the wrinkled body of the log, everything carries me to you, as if everything that exists, aromas, light, metals, were little boats that sail toward those isles of yours that wait for me. Well, now, if little by little you stop loving me I shall stop loving you little by little. If suddenly you forget me do not look for me, for I shall already have forgotten you. If you think it long and mad, the wind of banners that passes through my life, and you decide to leave me at the shore of the heart where I have roots, remember that on that day, at that hour, I shall lift my arms and my roots will set off to seek another land. But if each day, each hour, you feel that you are destined for me with implacable sweetness, if each day a flower climbs up to your lips to seek me, ah my love, ah my own, in me all that fire is repeated, in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten, my love feeds on your love, beloved, and as long as you live it will be in your arms without leaving mine by Pablo Neruda