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Meditations: “Tending the Fire of our Spirit

Let us turn inward to tend the fire of our spirit.
Are the sticks cold, charred, sooty black,
maybe even a little damp?
Or are a few glowing embers hiding
under a pile of ash?
Or are the flames licking the air
fed by red hot half-consumed logs
radiating heat?

Add some kindling with your breath.
Toss on some branches by focusing your mind.
Light a match by opening your heart.

Together let us create a bonfire of love
to illuminate the troubled and the tremulous
wishing for their well being and
for the well being of all.

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Last updated on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

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