Chinese Prayer

Two buddhist lamas laughing out loud

Here's a lovely little piece of poetry I heard while hosting a group trip to China:

Let all things be healthy,

Let all things be peaceful. 

Be sure to count your blessings at least once a day.

Forgive those who have hurt you,

And those who have offended you,

But forgive yourself for what you have done,

And what you have failed to do.

That which is done there is no need to speak of,

That which is past there is no need to blame.

Have control, self knowledge, self respect,

The courage to dare.

Be tranquil, the light of intelligence will shine.

Strive to make a spot where you stand beautiful.

Then the beauty and harmony will follow you in

All your ways and through all your days

On this journey we call life.

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