A Blessing for the Journey

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A Blessing for the Journey

Namaste, by request, I’m sharing the poem I read in class last Sunday. It was read at a very beautiful wedding ceremony between an apple farmer, and a potato farmer… that I was honored to be a part of.  

(p.s. our Sunday Noontime Yoga class is Acton is now on hiatus for a few months.) Enjoy these words to live by… Om Shanti, I’ll see you in class.  -j

A Blessing for The Journey

Let us vow to bear witness to the wholeness of life,
realizing the completeness of each and every thing.
Embracing our differences,
I shall know myself as you,
and you as myself.
May we serve each other
for all our days,
here, there, and everywhere.

Let us vow to open ourselves to the abundance of life.
Freely giving and receiving, I shall care for you,
for the trees and stars,
as treasures of my very own.
May we be grateful
for all our days,
here, there, and everywhere.

Let us vow to forgive all hurt,
caused by ourselves and others,
and to never condone hurtful ways.
Being responsible for my actions,
I shall free myself and you.
Will you free me, too?

May we be kind
for all our days,
here, there, and everywhere.

Let us vow to remember that all that appears will disappear.
In the midst of uncertainty,
I shall sow love.
Here! Now! I call to you:
Let us together live
The Great Peace that we are.

May we give no fear
for all our days, here, there, and everywhere.  

 – Sensei Wendy Egyoku Nakao.

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Namaste. I've been practicing and teaching Peace, Yoga, and Mindful living for many years. What comes out in class is from decades of going inwards. I love sharing what is rising in my practice and my day to day life of noticing more about this incredible world we live in. Peace -j

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