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Dedication

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I believe in the way of love.
I follow my inner guidance
in the direction of my most
authentic expression.
I believe in health and goodness and light.
I know forgiveness
and am liberated in this moment,
a spokesperson for possibility
in a mind at home with itself.
Thank you Life
for giving me this chance
at self-realization.
Thank you for guiding me
to reach my fullest potential
for the benefit of all beings,
forever.

Gratitude Meditation

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Tonight, with my heart overflowing with gratitude,
I sat in meditation, smiling.
After my customary breath work practice
I took my mala*
and silently repeated Thank you for each bead,
all the way around the mala–108 times.
But why stop with my mother tongue?
I asked myself.
So I kept going, saying Merci 108 times
Danke 108 times
Grazie 108 times
Arigato 108 times
Xie xie 108 times
and finally,
Gracias 108 times.
If I knew more languages
I would’ve kept going.
It’s uplifting to say Thank You
in all the ways I know how,
to imagine people all around the world
expressing their thanks
for all of the good in this life.
And it’s amazing to recognize
how truly blessed I am–
like I’ve awakened from a dream
to see this beautiful reality
shining all around me.
It was always there,
but because I was sleeping
I never saw it.
But now,
with my eyes open
and my heart brimming,
I CAN see,
and I am so grateful.
Thank you life!

*prayer bead necklace

Your Shining, Precious Heart

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When we do the work of awakening
let us not expect thanks…
that’s not why we do the work.
When we walk the path of self-realization,
let us not wait for thundering applause…
we’re not doing this for fame or recognition.
The work we do is its own reward.
Every moment passing,
a little more awake,
every mindful breath
the light of wisdom
shines a little more brightly
from the deepest self within.
Me you
he she
it them us
These fall away
in this expansive awareness.
Keep doing the work
and your being expands
to include all beings.
You are awakening your Self
on the most subtle levels,
realizing that this self
holds the entire universe
in the tiniest chamber
of your shining, precious heart.