A Pagan’s Prayer
May I be no man’s enemy, and may I be the friend of that
which is eternal and abides.
May I never quarrel with those nearest me, and if I do, may
I be reconciled quickly.
May I never devise evil against any man, and if any devise
evil against me, may I escape uninjured and without the
need of hurting him.
May I love, seek, and attain only that which is good.
May I wish for all men’s happiness, and envy none. May I
never rejoice in the ill fortune of one who has wronged me.
When I have done or said what is wrong, may I never wait
for the rebuke of another, but always rebuke myself until I
May I win no victory that harms either me or my opponent.
May I reconcile friends who are angry with one another.
May I, to the extent of my power, give all needful help to my
friends, and to all who are in want.
May I never fail a friend in danger.
When visiting those in grief, may I be able, by gentle and
healing words, to soften their pain.
May I respect myself. May I always keep tame that which
rages within me.
May I accustom myself to be gentle, and never to be angry
with people because of circumstances.
May I never discuss who is wicked and what wicked things
he has done, but know good men and follow in their
Eusebius, a Stoic
Today’s Affirmation for August 17
“In perfect faith I wait, surveying the troubled seas of my life for the gentle doves of hope.”
Today’s Thought for August 17
“Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.”
Today’s Meditation for August 17
The Energy Mudra
To gain a fresh perspective and a boost of confidence and energy, practice the apan mudra during meditation. (Mudras are positions – most of the hand – that affect the body’s energetic system.)
Sit comfortably and rest your hands on your thighs, palms facing up.
On each hand bring the tips of your middle and ring fingers to touch the tip of your thumb.
Allow your index and little fingers to extend softly forward.
With your eyes closed hold this mudra for five minutes, two to three time a day, or as you feel you need it.
Today’s Affirmation for March 27th
The Universe is an endless source of strength I can draw on as I undertake new challenges.
Today’s Thought for March 27th
Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.
Marcus Aurelius (121 – 180)
Today’s Meditation for March 27th
The Well of Experience
Our inner resources are bottomless – like the spirit itself. Next time you need to draw upon some aspect of your inner strength – perhaps your courage, patience or tolerance – imagine lowering a bucket into a well. No matter how much energy you draw from this source, there will always be vast reserves still left in place. As you raise your bucket, make a vow to use this energy wisely and lovely.