The following is a meditation from Lama Surya Das' book entitled Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be. It feels like a sort of prayer to me, but the kind of prayer that doesn't trigger all my baggage around god and religion and all that jazz. It feels like a warm wish to myself and others. Like a hug to the universe. The photo is of a glorious sunset taken at the cottage a few years back. Enjoy.
May my heart stay open and loving even when I'm feeling hurt and frayed.
May I learn always to include others in love's vast embrace.
May my heart remain pure and kind amid the painful details and muck of life.
May virtue and serenity belong to all even my competitors and adversaries.
May my brokenheartedness open my heart even further and bring forth love and openhearted compassion.