In Calm Abiding

In Calm Abiding


Resting in calm abiding
The gift of this very breath
This precious human life
This awakened open heart
The gift, the giver, the receiver
Present each moment
Nothing else to have to do
No one else to have to be
Just this
In all its infinite form
Candle lighting, gift giving
Food preparation
None of the above
Its all about bringing that open generous heart
In the dark night there was this star
And the star led them
To the one
All light illuminates all things
The Menorah light
The star of Bethlehem light
The moon in the dark sky
And your Bodhi heart
The gift beyond any form
The perpetual continuous boundless exchange
When you bow today
When you smile
Exchange this
Offer this
May we offer the merits and benefits of this practice today
To all beings everywhere
That they may they have what they need
That they may be free from suffering
That they find the path to real happiness
We offer this gift to ourselves
To each other and all beings everywhere
Without exception
May we celebrate this today and everyday