I came across this peace prayer quite awhile ago. It seems especially relevent during times when the fast pace of news and life can seem to overwhelm us and our senses.
It’s important during these stressful times to come back to the Yogic practice of Pratyahara — drawing our senses inward for the peace, quiet, safety, and wisdom that our heart can offer.
I adapted the prayer so that it could serve as a Savasana Yoga meditation this week. As we keep the Earth Day spirit in our hearts, perhaps this meditation can be of benefit.
We give thanks for simplicity and peace. Let us find such places within ourselves. We give thanks for places of refuge and beauty. Let us find such places within ourselves.
We give thanks for place of nature’s truth and freedom, of joy, inspiration and renewal, places where all beings may find acceptance and belonging. Let us search for these places in our world and in ourselves. Let us restore them. Let us strengthen and protect them. Let us create them.
May we mend our outer world according to the truth of our inner life. And, may our hearts be shaped and nourished by nature’s eternal wisdom.