Writings by Others


"Stewards of The Gift"

An infinitely variable affirmation and prayer
(use any verse or verses, or make your own)

This meal is a gift
from the whole of life
to the whole of life.
And we are its stewards.

My life is a gift
from the whole of life
to the whole of life.
And I am (or we are) its steward(s).

This moment (or day) is a gift
from the Great Story
to the Great Story.
And I am (we are) its steward(s).

This conversation is a gift
from the dance of life
to the co-evolutionary dance.
And we are its stewards.

This relationship is a gift
from life's love of life
to itself.
And we are its stewards.

This place is a gift
from the living Earth
to the living Earth.
And we are its stewards.

This civilization is a gift
from the creativity of the past
to the creativity of the future.
And we are its stewards.

The crises of our time are gifts of possibility
from the complexity of life
to the creativity of life.
And we are their stewards.



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