The presence of children in communities is very wonderful and you don’t have to be a mother or father to enjoy the presence of young children. ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Close your eyes right now
see the inner light that shines.
Generating energy of compassion
up from the heart
say to that inner light,
I love you
with all sincerity.
Now look at the person in front of you
or the next person you meet
and gaze softly, but deeply
seeing their inner light shining.
And with all sincerity and stability
say, I love you.
Imagine being in a class of students
with all them recognizing their
little lights shining.
And without hesitation
hearing the room erupt
shouting out the exultation,
I love you!
Gratitude to my mother
who helped me learn
and understand about love
by bringing me into this world.
I love you.
Gratitude to your mother, also dear reader
who brought you into this world.
I’m so happy that we both experience
the miracle of being here now, together!