Jan Phillips is a wise woman who sends out a monthly Museletter …. inspiring and thought provoking. Here is her prayer for 2012:
Oh imagine if we all prayed like this! No divisions, no pleading, just the vision of Presence, of strength, mercy, tenderness, joy and forgiveness, the relief of coming home to ourselves in the light of clarity and oneness. The realisation that as we pray, so we receive!
Sending my richest blessings and this prayer to all of you, so many of whom I have come to know and love through your writings and photos and comments in 2011. May you come home to rediscover yourself in joy and laughter in 2012!
“Sometimes it happens that you become one, in some rare moment. Watch the ocean, the tremendous wildness of it — and suddenly you forget your split, your schizophrenia; you relax. Or, moving in the Himalayas, seeing the virgin snow on the Himalaya peaks, suddenly a coolness surrounds you and you need not be false because there is no other human being to be false to. You fall together. Or, listening to beautiful music, you fall together. Whenever, in whatsoever situation, you become one, a peace, a happiness, a bliss, surrounds you, arises in you. You feel fulfilled. There is no need to wait for these moments — these moments can become your natural life. These extraordinary moments can become ordinary moments — that is the whole effort of Zen”: Osho