Yes. You read that right. I am writing this on April 15th in response to a sacred response to taxes that I found written by Diana Butler Bass on Twitter. I am sharing it here:
She prays as she mails her taxes. (Prayer below). I wonder what our world would be like if we approached even taxes as a sacred response?
Thank you, God, that we live in a nation wise enough to understand that when we share goods we create more good, especially for the poor, those suffering, and those in need. Multiply this tax payment so hungry people will be fed, prisoners will be treated justly, students educated, our parks and natural resources cared for.Lift my heart toward gratitude today. That my family can contribute to the good of this land. That we have a small part in making a great country. Forgive...
Merry Christmas! I found a beautiful prayer I'd like to share today:
Our Mother, who art within us,
We celebrate your many names.
Your wisdom come. Your will be done,
Unfolding from the depths within us.
Each day you give us all that we need.
You remind us of our limits and we let go.
You support us in our power and we act with courage.
For you are the dwelling place within us,
the empowerment around us, and the celebration among us.
As it was in the very beginning, may it be now.
~ Patricia Lynn Reilly
I have been feeling kind of -meh- for the last few days. Most of us know that feeling. Not good enough to do our best work but not bad enough to actually be able to label ourselves as sick. My nose is beginning to be stuffy but I can still breathe through it. My ears are also weirdly stuffy but not too bad. My energy levels are decreasing. For real. I slept for 12 hours two days in a row.
So I know something is going on with my body. It is -meh- for a reason. It must be fighting off a genuine cold virus. Or something.
The temptation I face is to power through this and get all my work done. We all probably face this temptation. Our worth is often measured by our productive output. The temptation is to turn away from our body's knowledge and call to slow down and turn towa