Sit and rest for a minute. Take several deep breaths in and out again, calling your attention to this space.
Pay attention to where you are right now.
I mean where you are,
Where you are,
And where you are.
You are here, in this community
In this sanctuary
In this state, in this country
On this beautiful blue planet
Whirling through the tailspin of a galaxy.
You are unique
You are made of cells and hormones
You are a mix of thoughts, emotions, values
You are the inheritors of your parents’ and ancestor’s dreaming
You are part of the human inhabitants on this earth.
You are breathing, you are still
You are connected, you are present
You have a holy spark inside you
You are here now. You are paying attention.