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Being Human Means We Are of This Earth

An arc of Earth's surface, blue oceans and swirling white clouds, taken from space

May we recognize and abandon the familiar attitudes and practices that do not serve the whole. We are who we are
and
we have the opportunity to be who we want to be,
to create a new inheritance for the future.
May our thoughts, words, and actions in our daily lives
assist in dismantling paradigms of oppression and suffering.
May we give thanks for our individual place in time and space,
to our families and our relationships that touch and change us.
May we give thanks to the wise teachers who help us remember how to be
and the chance to make it so.
Underneath and within these stories and histories is our humanity.
Being human means we are of this earth,
we are these waters, we are fire, and atmosphere, we are the Sun and the moon and the stars.
We are all that we see and the wisdom is revealed by looking in between.

About the Author

Sweethome Teacup

Sweethome Teacup is a Portland, Oregon-based yoga instructor and the founder of the Yoga and Animal Rights Alliance.

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