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Rest in the Peace of This Moment
Rest in the Peace of This Moment
Prayer

Rest now,
Rest in the peace of this moment.
Be at ease.
Look up at the stars, and down at the grass:

Imagine the stars looking back at you over years and centuries, across oceans of empty space.

Imagine the feel of the grass on your bare feet and feel it—dry and crunchy, soft and supple.

Rest now,
Rest in the peace of this moment.
Dream for a little while of young people and young animals, innocent in the way of the young, careless and uncaring, accepting everything in their newness.
Dream for a little while of the elders and the wisdom they have to give, the voices that say to you:
It is right and proper to rest now,
Rest in the peace of this moment.

Be still,
At the turning axis of the world,
And let go,
Of the long unspooling of history, of sorrow and joy and birth and death and all the long years between.

Rest now,
Rest in the peace of this moment.

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