Lately, the weight of the world
seems to hold me to my bed
Entering the day requires
an unfamiliar courage.
But even as I lay under
the comfort of my covers,
trying not to face the universal worry,
I know how to be lifted…
I remember to pause.
I look out the window and
my eyes gaze in wonder
at the trees in the morning sky.
I bow inwardly to the beauty of their sparkle.
If the grip in my chest still remains –
threatening to take away wonder and joy,
I place my hands on my heart
I remember to offer myself
love and care.
This anxiety is not about me.
I can let it go.
Then, I look to my right and smile.
My love is at rest and peaceful.
I am reminded to celebrate all the love in my life.
My heart is soothed and
begins to open to the morning.
This is how to start the day
when the world is in pain.
If we practice the art of
and remind ourselves
of what is true and real,
we can step into the Presence
that we are.
So today, I set my intention to
continue in this way
moment by moment,
mindful of what I choose to see.
As I take the covers off,
and step onto the floor,
I lift up my voice and say,
I gratefully move forward.
Later, if I catch myself
again in the grip of worry,
veering off track,
I lift up a prayer.
I give voice to what is good.
I deepen my gaze and do the work.
This way, darkness and fear
And I am free to love generously.
Copyright© Cynthia Cady Stanton, April 2020, during the Covid 19 Pandemic.
Regardless of the subject matter, this is the only thing worth teaching; how to uncover the original center and live from there once restored. – Mark Nepo
4 thoughts on “Unceasing Prayer”
Deep and reaffirming! ♥️♥️
So glad you found it helpful. 🙂
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Beautiful! We so often forget to be grateful even in difficult times. We can make our own happiness or sadness. Choose to be grateful.
Georgia, you are so right! Being grateful makes a huge difference, even in the worst of times. Thank you for your feedback!