Simple prayer

young woman by Ann Chown

My simple prayer is that in all things I learn to love well.
That I learn to touch the ever-changing seasons of life
with a great heart of compassion.
That I live with the peace and justice I wish for the earth.
That I learn to care fully and let go gracefully.
That I enjoy the abundance of the earth and return to it
from the natural generosity that is our human birthright.
That through my own life, through joy and sorrow
in thought, word, and deed,
I bring benefit and blessings to all that lives.
That my heart and the hearts of all beings learn to be free.

Jack Kornfield