Sunday, January 13, 2008

Fruitcakes (Jimmy Buffett)

SONG: Fruitcakes by Jimmy Buffett

It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff by Peter Walsh

POEM: Temple by Tammy Burns

May I know peace
in the sacred space of my body.
May I find awe
in its tapestry of cells,
towers of bones,
and rivers of fluids.
May I behold treasure
in each tessellated organ-
and cradle my heart and liver
as nurslings.

May I walk, stretch,
and choose food that has been
nourished by light and earth
to imbue each limb
with power

May I treat this body as a guest-
here to visit briefly
considering its needs first…
taking it where it wants to go
even if I’d rather watch Oprah.

May I see aging as a perfect progression
of journey
and float on its current,
exalting its wrinkles
bowing down
before its eyes that don’t focus
like they used to.

May I gather up false notions of aging
and blow them from my palm,
as chaff,into the wind-
knowing …all is well.

May I trust my body’s Creator
and know that he who mixed the elixirs
from which it was formed
created it
with a lifetime guarantee.

May I fall to my knees in honor of this sacred home of Spirit
never perceiving one cubic centimeter
as anything
but perfect…
This temple
of God
come to Earth.

QUOTE: "Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak. Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go." ~ Author Unknown

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