One small thing you can do, today, for Nepal

walking towards the Paulus path at Penland, NC

walking towards the Paulus path at Penland, NC

I don’t know about you, but I am nearly stopped in my tracks by the tragedy in Nepal. Heading out to the grocery store becomes a luxury I had formerly complained about. Drinking a cool cup of clear water is nothing short of a miracle. I don’t know how my one small life could possibly help, but I am turning to one thing that always makes me feel part of something good, and that is prayer.

Whoever you pray to- if it is the daffodils emerging or the memory of your mother, if it is to God, Goddess, Yahweh or the ocean, turning your thoughts away from the rutted road you are running on currently and towards the hills, towards light, towards loving, can give you comfort. And usually, the Universe presents you with an opportunity to ease someone’s need, whether they are in Nepal or next-door.

“Looking up is the only way out.”
-Anne Lamott

“I will turn my eyes to the hills, from whence comes my help.”
-The Bible
Psalm 121:1 (KJV)

When you open yourself to the greater heart of love, opportunities present themselves. The Universe meets you with chance.

This is a prayer that has always given my mind something to do, particularly when words or petitions or need fails me. There are many versions of the Buddhist meditation. Read here for more information.

May all beings be
Metta Meditation

 

(Say first to yourself)

 

May I feel protected and safe.

May my heart remain open.

May I awaken to the light of my true nature.

May I be healed, and be a source of healing for the world.

 

(Thinking of someone it is so easy to love. Draw this person

close to your heart & your mind and send them metta:)

 

May you feel protected and safe.

May your heart remain open.

May you awaken to the light of your true nature.

May you be healed, and be a source of healing for the world.

 

(Next, thinking of someone who needs a little more love.  Draw this person close to your heart & your mind. Send this person metta:)

 

May you feel protected and safe.

May your heart remain open.

May you awaken to the light of your true nature.

May you be healed, and be a source of healing for the world.

 

(Lastly, to all beings everywhere:)

 

May we feel protected and safe.

May our hearts remain open.

May we awaken to the light of our true nature.

May we be healed, and be a source of healing for the world.

 

In Catherine's garden in Charlotte, NC

In Catherine’s garden in Charlotte, NC

 

Take on a mantle of care this week, for yourself, for your friends who are in pain, for your kids making big changes in their lives, for the the people of Nepal and for the planet. Send your love to every single person alive today.

It is a big task, loving this world, but it is also a small task that begins with you.

 

We will be doing it together.

xoxox
S

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  • stan stewart

    …and then keep doing it every day after that for Chile, Baltimore, who knows where/who next…
    Thanks. A beautiful and timely post, Suzi!