This was original written on July 12th.
I was awakened suddenly from sleep just before 5 a.m.
this morning, hearing the words:
“Let me be an instrument of thy peace.”
It was part of a dream of someone coming up the stairs
saying those words. Now, I know somewhere I have that
prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. Then, I let that search go
and just thought about those words which carried with
them a feeling of deep happiness.
Have any of you been feeling pressures of time lately?
Opportunities for what should be summertime stuff
and gatherings are not happening because of all that
“needs to get done”. Surely I am not alone in this.
I got up, washed my face, had coffee and sat here,
looking around this familiar place and all seemed well.
All seemed in place.
Isn’t this what this year of 2012 is about? Each of us
engaged in our tasks; each of us allowing others the
space for theirs. A sense of acceptance for the way
life gets accomplished, changes show up, that’s what
I saw, knowing that today will be whatever I make
I will find the whole of that prayer and it might be a
guide for the daily grind with its multi-tasking and
headlines of dubious prediction. However, for me
now, that first line will be fine. That first line carries
a world of depth and adventure right here, right now.
Its simplicity is enough. I am enough. Time is also
The sun just broke through my window! Peace, all.
always with love,