Monday, September 12, 2016

Be . . .

A Japanese Garden
By Charmiane Aserappa and Akiko Naomura

Be the still pool.  Let your face reflect the glory, the wonder.
Be the dragonfly.  Silent but joyful.
Be the bud.  Prepare to blossom.
Be the tree.  Grant shelter.
Be the butterfly.  Accept the riches of the moment.

Be the moth.  Seek the light.
Be the lantern.  Guide the lost.
Be the path.  Open the way for another.
Be the wind chime. Let the breeze blow through you.  Turn the storms into song.

Be the rain.  Wash away, cleanse, forgive.
Be the grass.  Grow back when you are trod upon.
Be the bridge.  Reach in peace toward the other side.
Be the moss.  Temper your strength with softness, mercy.
Be the soil.  Bear fruit.

Be the gardener.  Create order.
Be the temple. Let the Spirit dwell in you.
Be the seasons.  Welcome change.

Be the moon.  Shine through the darkness.
Be the pebble.  Let time shape and smooth you.
Be the leaf.  Fall gracefully when your time comes to let go.
Trust the circle.  To end is to begin. 

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