Poem by Leslie Davenport, who will be presenting Deepening Climate Advocacy at Hollyhock on June 19, 2017.
When days rush past in a blur,
may you pause to receive the simple gifts that life generously offers.
When you are overwhelmed,
may you rest in the gentleness of your own heart.
When you are feeling hopeless,
may your imagination hold a torch to unseen possibilities.
When your mind is drowning in details,
may spaciousness arise, connecting you to the sacred mystery that you are.
When you are exhausted,
may you be refreshed by vibrant life forces always present within and around you.
When you are overcome with grief,
may precious tears bathe your heart with salty buoyancy and comfort.
When the world brushes you with harshness,
may you realize that we’re all works in progress, and life itself is a learning curve.
When nothing seems to be going your way,
may you make room for the unknown, finding patience with your unfolding life.
When you are disheartened by the suffering in the world,
may you find the courage and strength to stand for what you know is good.
When you believe that you are not good enough,
may you discover your inherent value and place in the family of all things.
May you receive earth’s bounty to nourish your body,
kindness and wisdom to nourish your heart;
and wonder to nourish your soul.
Leslie will be presenting Deepening Climate Advocacy at Hollyhock on June 19, 2017.
Leslie Davenport, author of Emotional Resiliency in the Era of Climate Change, is a licensed therapist and an international speaker in transformational leadership with an emphasis on the evolution of consciousness and societal systems to address global warming. She is on the faculty of the California Institute of Integral Studies and John F Kennedy University in the San Francisco Bay Area.