A Helping Hand

Taoist Prayer

“All we need is the morning. 

As long as there is sunrise, 
then there is the possibility 
that we can face all of our misfortunes, 
celebrate all our blessings, 
and live all our endeavors as human beings. 

Spirituality is something that has become 
necessary in these troubled times. 
Yet it is inherently superfluous. 
We need it to remind ourselves, 
to bolster ourselves, 
to integrate ourselves, 
to fulfill ourselves.

If we could simply acknowledge 
the mystery of night 
and the glory of morning, 
we would need neither civilization nor spirituality. 
At its simplest, life begins with dawn. 
That is blessing enough. 
All else becomes fullness, immeasurable. 

At dawn, kneel down and give thanks 
for this wonderful event. 
We may think mornings are so common 
they are unworthy of veneration, 
but do you realize most places in the cosmos 
do not have mornings?
This daily event is our supreme goodness. 

Greet the dawn.
That is your miracle to witness. 
That is the ultimate beauty. 
That is sacredness. 
That is your gift from heaven. 
That is your omen of prophesy. 
That is knowledge that life is not futile. 
That is enlightenment. 
That is your meaning in life.
That is your directive. 
That is your comfort. 
That is the solemnity of duty. 
That is inspiration for compassion. 
That is the light of the ultimate.”

Deng Ming-Dao

In times when we experience chaos or confusion, if we remain with an open heart, we see and experience signs which remind us that, like our moods or perceptions, nothing is permanent.

We are not static beings but on the contrary we are constantly evolving. Like the cycles of the seasons or alike the sun  following the rain, we also experience many changes and emotions. In these times of difficulty, we are given opportunities to learn the message which is been presented to us. To accept these gifts of insights is to take great strides towards joyous living.

May this prayer give you everything that you need, the courage and strength to go forward and the knowing that to accept your evolution is to go in the direction of light.

BIG LOVE Patricia Lucy️️️️ ❤️❤️ ❤️

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