Tuesday, December 22, 2015

For the Grace of Goodness

As the Solstice Sun spins into view
Bringing the northern hemisphere into Winter season
And the southern into Summer
Let us give thanks
For the Universe in and around us

As secular human society edges toward greater serenity
Leveraging wisdom and knowledge with increasing grace
All while leaving violence gradually behind
Let us give thanks
For peaceful efforts behind and before us

As our communities and families gather
Celebrating consciousness, beauty and mortality
While encouraging joy and discouraging enmity 
Let us give thanks 
For Individuality and Togetherness

Toward Mindful Goodness
May we live our lives

Peace!


Flying Trees [ipixel]

2 comments:

  1. Your second stanza is a hopeful pipe-dream and not a statement of anyone's real world reality.

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    1. The research says otherwise. Steven Pinker's The Better Angels of our Nature documents steady and continued reduction in violence worldwide for centuries. The US is an exception among developed nations.

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