Mark Nepo: Earth Prayer
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_x000D_ O Endless Creator, Force of Life, Seat of the Unconscious,
_x000D_ Dharma, Atman, Ra, Qalb, Dear Center of our Love,
_x000D_ Christlight, Yaweh, Allah, Mawu,
_x000D_ Mother of the Universe…
_x000D_ Let us, when swimming with the stream,
_x000D_ become the stream.
_x000D_ Let us, when moving with the music,
_x000D_ become the music.
_x000D_ Let us, when rocking the wounded,
_x000D_ become the suffering.
_x000D_ Let us live deep enough
_x000D_ till there is only one direction.
_x000D_ and slow enough till there is only
_x000D_ the beginning of time.
_x000D_ and loud enough in our hearts
_x000D_ till there is no need to speak.
_x000D_ Let us live for the grace beneath all we want,
_x000D_ let us see it in everything and everyone,
_x000D_ till we admit to the mystery
_x000D_ that when I look deep enough into you,
_x000D_ I find me, and when you dare to hear my fear
_x000D_ in the recess of your heart, you recognize it
_x000D_ as your secret which you thought
_x000D_ no one else knew.
_x000D_ O let us embrace
_x000D_ that unexpected moment of unity
_x000D_ as the atom of God.
_x000D_ Let us have the courage
_x000D_ to hold each other when we break
_x000D_ and worship what unfolds…
_x000D_ O nameless spirit that is not done with us,
_x000D_ let us love without a net
_x000D_ beyond the fear of death
_x000D_ until the speck of peace
_x000D_ we guard so well
_x000D_ becomes the world.
_x000D_ —Mark Nepo