Poems From The Porch
My intention today
is to be fully present
in humble gratitude,
having eyes that are consumed by awe and wonder.
With this in mind,
I make four commitments to myself.
When I feel challenged,
I commit to going down and in
to connect to the Love within me,
rather than up and out,
projecting blame and cynicism.
I commit to soften my heart
in open receptivity to people
who are acting unskillfully,
knowing that their behavior is not personal
and that they must be feeling insecure
in order to act out that way.
I commit to being attentive to myself
and mindful of my own behavior
so that I can discern whether my choices
are ego-driven or Love-centered.
I commit to recognizing that today is an opportunity
to generously enjoy life
given to me so extravagantly
by the One Who cares for me dearly.
And above all else,
I commit to living with an attitude of adoration and praise
for all that is
and the Great Lover of us all.
~Deep appreciation to Julie Smith for her intuitive names for God that inform my prayer life and bless me daily.