As the light of dawn awakens earth’s creatures and stirs into song the birds of the morning so may I be brought to life this day. Rising to see the light to hear the wind to smell the fragrance of what grows from the ground to taste its fruit and touch its textures so may my inner senses be awakened to you so may my senses be awakened to you, O God.
Most religious and wisdom traditions recommend periods of more intense practice – a silent retreat, 40 days in Lent, the month of Ramadam…
A new moon teaches gradualness
and deliberation and how one gives birth
to oneself slowly. Patience with small details
makes perfect a large work, like the universe.
What nine months of attention does for an embryo
forty early mornings will do for your gradually growing wholeness