Happy New Year 2021!
There is much to do as we begin to recover from 2020. I thought long and hard about what I wanted to focus on this year. From my files I found the Blessing that sparked my desire to renew my commitment:
We hold the Earth. We hold sisters and brothers who suffer from storms and droughts intensified by climate change. We hold all species who suffer. We hold world leaders delegated to make decisions for life. We pray that the web of life may be mended through courageous actions to limit carbon emissions. We pray for right actions for adaptation and mitigation to help our already suffering earth community. We pray that love and wisdom might inspire my action and our actions as communities so that we may, with integrity, look into the eyes of brothers and sisters and all beings and truthfully say we are doing our part to care for them and the future of the children. May love transform us and our world with new steps toward life."
(From Interfaith Power and Light www.newyorkipl.org)
May you all have a healthy and safe New Year.
A blog by the Lotus Heart Zen Meditation and Study Group members