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My life blazed with the desire To serve as a thread Joining Heaven and Earth                                                                       ~ Haiku by Masahisa Goi One of the things that may happen when we are cultivating loving-kindness and compassion is that we become more attuned with these energies and may be drawn into connection and
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals.  Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others.  Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”  – Pema Chodron One of the great gifts
To the Great Spirit – First in all things, Creator of all Life,  Who was, and is, and will always be;  Who, within the immensity of all creation,  Is uniquely present here and now, in this moment.  To the East –  The quiet coming of the new dawn,  The joyous breaking
May the earth be wholesome everywhere The world blessed with prosperity May the poor and destitute find wealth And the stooping animals be freed May every being ailing with illness Find relief at once from suffering May all the sickness that afflict the living Be instantly and permanently healed May
“In my room, the world is beyond my understanding;  but when I walk I see that it consists of three or four hills and a cloud.” – Walllace Stevens During our practice in 2010, one of our participants shared that she had incorporated her practice of Metta with walking meditation,