This pretty much sums up how I feel this week so I’ll just post it…
We call on the sun that rises in the east
We call on the moon that sets in the west
We call on the north wind and the southern breeze
We call on the ancestors, our grandmothers and grandfathers, all who have come before us
We call on the spiritual conviction of Dr King
We call on the forgiveness of Nelson Mandela
We call on the selflessness of Ghandi Ji
We call on the moral strength of Muhammed Ali
We call on the insight of Elie Wiesel
We call on the vision of Harvey Milk
We call on the bravery of Alice Paul, Rosa Parks, and Mary Wollstonecraft
We take refuge in the Buddha – We take refuge in the Dhamma – We take refuge in the sangha
May we stand strong with our sisters
May we stand strong with our brothers
May we stay informed and support those who share our love of Mother Earth, compassion for the disenfranchised; who are generous with understanding, kindness, and Truth.
May we know loving-kindness and compassion for those who are not aware or informed; for those who disagree.
We commit to protecting our Mother: the earth, rivers, oceans, trees, plants, and all inhabitants.
We commit to protecting our brothers and sisters of all religions and spiritual beliefs.
We commit to protecting love in any form.
We commit to strengthening our hearts, minds, and bodies knowing that we cannot heal others if we aren’t healthy.
We commit to being strength for one another and others when they are feeling weak, knowing that it is our collective strength that binds us.
We commit to faith and hope. We commit to love.