A New Year
In these first days of this new year
May we open our eyes
so that we know where to set our sights.
May we have courage
to see that which is eternal in the smallest of things
to envision the world
to trust in the balance or imbalance of life around us
to embrace the improbable
to trust the resources which we have been given
to tackle the impossible
to believe in possibility.
May we have the keenness
to see the divine in the lowly and the unimportant
to catch a reflection of that which is holy in the eyes of each one we meet
to feel joy whenever love is released
to sense deep pain in the one who hurts
May we have insight to understand ourselves as able
and to judge
how to use our lives.
May we develop confidence in our abilities
no matter how great or small,
that they might be used in unique and unrepeatable ways
to bring the essence of
Eternal Oneness and Wholeness
more fully into existence.
(with thanks to jennie-razumnaya of Unsplash for the photograph)