“Seeing the purpose of our actions
and whether they are of benefit or not—
rests on our understanding the ethical dimensions of mindfulness.
This is the discernment of wholesome
or unwholesome mind states and actions,
which lead respectively to happiness or suffering.”
Joseph Goldstein, from Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening
In this energy of divine grace, I release the past.
I let go of old thoughts, old emotions,
old worries, old ties that need to be broken.
I am cleansed in the living water of faith.
I carry nothing and no one into this moment.
My Spirit is washed clean of fear,
scrubbed clean of doubt,
rinsed off from every speck of worry
until the past falls by the wayside.
The music excerpted here can be purchased on i-Tunes:
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – “Hymn of the Cherubim”
Peter Kater and R. Carlos Nakai – “Wandering,”
“Quietude,” “Honoring,” and “Service”