From the service on May 27, 2012

Healing Through the Generations

Thich Nhat Hanh

 

If I look deeply into the palm of my hand, I will see my parents and all generations of my ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in my body. I am the continuation of each of these people.

And so this day I open my heart and my mind with appreciation for my ancestors: my father and grandfathers before me, my mother and grandmothers before me.

This day I open my heart and my mind with appreciation for the path of my soul, I honor the paths of all who have journeyed before me.

This day I open my heart and my mind with appreciation for the earth. I give thanks for the gift of my body, and rejoice in the oporunity for awakening that it brings.

May my spiritual awakening be a cause for celebration in the generations before and after me. Through me, may healing come: in our family, in our community, on our earth, in our world.