Sunday, 13 May 2012

A Mother's Day Prayer

I am not a pray'r...not really anyway.  I do bow my head occasionally.  I do give thanks and I do chant.

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo (Numb Meyoho Ren-gay Key-yo) I chant to calm my nerves, I chant to calm my anger....to try to bring back my reason when there doesn't seem to be anything reasonable.  I chant when I am at a loss and I chant when I am thankful.  I chant for peace, in my own heart and the heart of others.  I chant for hope, to give me some or to fulfill what I am hopeful for. I chant for others. I chant when I am in pain, physical or emotional. I chant when I don't know what else to do. I chant because it makes me part of something bigger...and makes my challenges feel small.

I am not religious but I have great faith. I don't believe there is some old man with a beard looking down and judging, deciding where I get to go after this life but I believe we can decide which energy we want to be part of.  Whether we want to participate in the positive or the negative. And I believe in karma.

Today I chant in thanks.  To be honoured with the custody of these little souls. The gift of their company for the rest of my days. And thanks that my 'prayers' were answered when many doctors said I would never be able to have children

Today, with everyone else I give thanks for my mother,  and today, most of all, I give thanks that I got to be one.

The Mother's Day 'Chef's taking my breakfast order



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