Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What If

What if religion was each other?

If our practice was our life?

If prayer was our words?

What if the temple was the Earth?

If forests were our church?

If holy water - the rivers, lakes, and oceans?

What if meditation was our relationships?

If the Teacher was life?

If wisdom was self-knowledge?

If love was the center of our being.

~~Ganga White~~

18 comments:

GParker said...

Really nice poem grandma :)

the wild magnolia said...

I find these words to be a tremendous blessing.

Thank you for sharing.

Nancy said...

Very thought provoking. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

Very nice reading with my tea break. Thank you.

Beverly said...

makes me smile....your food from yesterday looked yummy! My kid's granny made the lime salad..and I have made it too! She called it salad. It is one of my comfort foods.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Oh my Gavin, you make your grandma smile - visit again :)
Sandy, Nancy, Lynn - thank you.
Beverly, missing you...

kerrdelune said...

Such deep wisdom here and such food for thought.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Dear Cate, thank you. Hope you are feeling better. Tornado in my area in the middle of the night
no electricity and screens blown out of screen porch - but all is well.

judemiller1 said...

What if? It would be a lot more peaceful in our world.

Cape Cod Kitty said...

Beautiful. I sent this along to some friends and family. Very meaningful right now.

Hope you are OK. Heard about the tornados and bad weather in the south.

Laura said...

oh how beautiful... thank you for sharing this!

mel said...

Perfect last line. As always, you get it exactly right.

Wisewebwoman said...

Perfect.

XO
WWW

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Judy, Marcia, Judy, Mel and WWW,
thanks for visiting...

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Dear Laura, thank you...

Balisha said...

I was worried about you with all the bad weather around you...Glad to hear that you are OK
Balisha

madwomandancing said...

Oh my, oh my. This one says it all! I love it. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm going to copy it. What a wonderful prayer/meditation/mantra. I will take it to heart.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Ellen, need to get off of computer but saw your comment :)
Balisha, thank you...