Obstacles: Monday’s Prayer

 A simple prayer:As we begin this week,May we meet any obstacles encountered before us on our paths with both strength and humility.May we know when not to rush head-on into conflict; grant us the wisdom to know the proper time for pause, retreat, and preparation.Grant us, as well, the confidence and awareness to self-examine, self-indict, … Continue reading Obstacles: Monday’s Prayer

Faking a Smile and Getting Away With It

Let's start off fresh and clean with a Monday morning blessing: May the weather of the cosmos, symbolized so dramatically by the meteors of the present Leonid shower, meet you well with gentle smiles this week. (Worst case scenario: you are so weirded out that you're accidentally in a better mood already.) Indeed, if ever … Continue reading Faking a Smile and Getting Away With It