Life within me
Life around

Teach me now the force of growth
Wisdom of love
Intelligence of being

Let me find my self-respect in the
Service of liberation

Let my inner life be proved in the strength of silent action

As each breath creates new patterns
Give me rhythm to embrace unfoldment

May I know beauty in every difference
Welcome change in every crisis
And give compassion to every cry

Consciousness joins all in life
Earth to cosmos
Soil to stardust
Human to divinity
Let love flame within
Freedom is with all


I wrote this poem/prayer when I was 30