A blessing for all time

May we be free from mental
and physical suffering.
May we be safe and protected.
May we know happiness.
May we be loved wholeheartedly
and love with our whole heart.
May we be accepted just as we are.
May we recognize our own beauty
and the beauty which surrounds us.
May we walk through this life
openly, joyfully, lightly.
May we be at peace.

May we be at peace.

May we be at peace.

May we be at peace.

May we be at peace.

A quote I like quite a lot

“Treasure nothing, be willing to throw out anything. The story you just wrote that you are proud of should not be coddled and worshipped. You can do it again. If your house burned down with all your work inside it, you would still be the writer you are, and you would continue to be worth something.”
J. Robert Lennon (via austinkleon)

Balancing

Isn't that all any of us are trying to do?
Stay afloat amid the ebb and flow
of things we can and can't control
Our lives change
Thoughts drift and turn
People die

There is dark and light
Soft and loud
Bits of gray in between
And we are here
In the middle
Inhabiting the expansive mess of ourselves
Just trying not to fall

We do what we can