Thursday, May 7, 2009 – Compassion
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
~The Dalai Lama
My heart is open and compassionate.
Sometimes, it seems like it would be easier
to close my eyes and heart to the people and situations around me.
Personally painful experiences and the non-stop barrage of news
reports provide vivid detail of ways we are not loving each other.
In the midst of all of this, You call me to remain awake.
You remind me that a closed heart cannot receive or share love.
Instead of shutting down, I choose to be open and loving.
When situations arise that challenge me, I choose the path of love.
Through prayer and meditation, I give my frustrations and hurts to You;
and I receive healing, strength and courage.
My heart may have been wounded, but I am stronger than I was before.
Reveal what I can do today to open more space in me for love.
May Your will be my will.
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