In whatever way we define ourselves spiritually or religiously, whether we follow the Ten Commandments or the Eight Fold Path, the core principles and supportive disciplines are similar. We are asked to strive to live simply, do no harm, reduce self will, be selfless in our service to others, read scripture, pray, meditate, live peace, and live out to our best ability our unique role in the world.
Larry, a dear friend, a Vietnam Vet, singer, song writer, and teacher, wrote a lullaby in 1991 as his response to the Gulf War. Larry is a unique, gentle, caring, spirit filled man who lives out his role through music. I share it today in the midst of our busy world filled with the noise of anger and cynicism as it is Larry’s birthday week. I sat last evening with my eyes closed, breathing gently and calmly, shoulders relaxed, listening to Larry and Bret sing and strum, and I felt gratitude for all that we each offer the world in our own unique ways.
Here are a few of the lines from the chorus:
On a Thursday, in the evening
I am sitting in my kitchen
Guitar singing, me I’m wishing
Sending love out to my children.
In their beds tucked in and dreaming
Curled up tight gently breathing
In the midnight children sleeping
And their angels’ watch are keeping.
In the midnight children sleeping
And their angels’ watch are keeping.
In the midnight children sleeping
And their angels’ watch are keeping…….
I wish each of us peace in our hearts and in our days, and in our nights as our brains and bodies recharge and refresh and offer to you and yours from A Loving Kindness Meditation:
May all beings be peaceful and at ease
May all beings be well and happy
May all beings be free from suffering, and
May all beings know the beauty of their own true nature
Click or Copy and paste to find Larry’s song and enjoy..
Blessings and love to all in this season of love and light. May we carry our joy, love, and compassion forward as we walk into a new year of life on this planet we call home.

Author: Mindful Contemplations

A weekly blog, in prose, poetry, or memoir, finding the sacred within the ordinary day to day experience. I offer inspiration and contemplation on the soul journey of the human spirit, diving deep and surfacing with hope.

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