There Was a Time

BY Bodhivata Dharmashanti
Peace and Happiness are Always Here

There was a time when everything was clean like white snow.
Remember peace and happiness are always here.
Peace is every step and happiness every breath.

There was a time when people walked hand in hand.
They knew the soul would have no rainbow,
If the eyes had no tears.

Today I need to ask you, on my knees, please –
Teach me quiet, like the Grass awaiting the new light.
Teach me suffering, like the Stones remember so.
Teach me humility, like a Lotus from the mud.
Teach me caring, like the Sun does for the Moon.

And if you think I could be worthy, I am asking you, please –
Teach me courage, like the Fish in a storm.
Teach me humble, like the Rain in a cloud.
Teach me patience, like a Seed under the dirt.
Teach me freedom, like the Bird in the sky.

Only if you think I did right by my people, please –
Teach me acceptance, like the Ant on the Earth.
Teach me renewal, like the Leaves in the Fall.
Teach me limitation, like in a Child’s scream.

But before I go, please –
Teach me to remember there was a time when we had kindness.
Teach me to remember there was a time when we had love.
Teach me to remember there was a time when I could forget myself,
So that I can remember all the others.

And just say “Thank you”.

BY Bodhivata Dharmashanti



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Bodhivata Dharmashanti
4 years ago

Thank you!
Much peace, love, and bliss to all.

4 years ago

Iwant tone apart of some thing lost faith need help

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Take 5 Deep Breaths

1. Feel your body.

2. Relax your shoulders.

3. Choose a word that makes you feel peaceful, such as om, peace, or love.

4. Inhale slowly while mentally saying the word you chose. Pause before starting the exhalation.

5. Exhale slowly while mentally saying 1 with the first breath. Exhale saying 2 with the second breath, up to 5 or more.

Feel Your Body

Relax your body, and just be aware of how your body feels. Without changing anything, notice what you are feeling, and where you are feeling things in your body.  If your body wants to adjust a little, let it. Be curious how it feels as your body relaxes. (Resist any temptation to analyze or think.)

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