Psalm Poem – Evening Breeze

Evening Breeze
Fa Lane

A faint breeze cools my brow as I lay under the night blanket.

Its sweet scent tingles pleasure with day’s spent energy.

Lord, the day offered me opportunities and regretfully, I wasted time.

Forgive me for not using my resources well.

Holy One, let this evening breeze usher in freshness, release from regret, and inspired renewal.

As I sleep, fill my spirit with courage, insight and energy.

Beloved, blanket me with your mercy so I can share it in the new day.

Meditations of the Heart (Thurman) Day 10

With the busyness of our lives we can let the details of them create stressors that seem insurmountable.
Looking something like this:

We have, what Thurman calls, a great and overwhelming need for a little haven of rest for our churning and deeply involved spirit.(30)  He recommends taking a moment to pause, in a suitable environment that enables you to be renewed, physically and spiritually.  We are to let go of what consumes our mind, what strangles our ease of breath, what holds us from freely moving into our God-given purpose.  Thurman suggests there is an “inner insistence toward wholeness” that, when the moment is quiet, announces “Bring in your scattered parts, be present at all the levels of your consciousness. This is the time of togetherness. Only [you] who have come to a point of holy focus, may be blessed with the vision of God”.

I imagine this stillness with a vibrant energy life as seen in the chakra imagery below.  There is a sacred vibrancy working through us and from within us even as we seek calm and centering to manage the busyness that is external to our life. I suggest it’s in this moment, as Thurman writes, that we are able to access the vision of God.