The Healing Peace – Sept 2012

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The Healing Peace – Sept 2012

The Healing Peace

 

Slow me down Lord! Ease the pounding of my heart

by the quieting of my mind. Steady my pace with a vision of the eternal reach of time

 

Give me, amidst the confusion of my day, the calmness

of the everlasting hills. Break the tensions of my nerves and

 muscles, with the soothing music of the singing streams,

that live in my memory. Help me to realize the magical,

restoring power of sleep.

 

Teach me the art of minute vacations … of slowing down to

Look at a flower, to chat with a friend, to read a good book …

 

Remind me each day of the fable of the hare and the

tortoise, that I may know that the race is not always to the swift, that

there is more to life than measuring its speed…

 

Let me look upwards into the branches of the towering oak

An d know that it grew great and strong because

 it grew slowly, and well.

 

Slow me down, Lord, and inspire me to send my roots deep

Into the soil of life’s enduring values, that I may grow

Towards the stars of my greater destiny.

 

                                                                   Holborn