I lift my hands into the air
(a kind of prayer)
not because I might better grab
something I want,
but because my hands are already full
so full that I must give what I have
so that I will be able again to feel the wind.
My hands fill easily with what I want.
But they must be empty to receive
what I need.
to read other chapters of reaction to the t1ao: http://taochow.wikispaces.com/Chapter+11
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made me think of this: (which is not a prayer, but about consumerism)
Raptitude is a very very good blog..thanks for the recommendation!
My pleasure. 🙂 Not sure if you know already–I’m abbynormal92243 on SU 🙂
No..I remember that now from one other time you reponded here..so, welcome again!!