Peace

Dear God,

It has been a tough week. My social networks have exploded with ongoing debates concerning homosexual relationships and families, and I’m struggling to hold the opinions of both sides in me. I struggle because these were the same debates that haunted me for many years. I struggle because I wish people could understand the struggles I went through to express my truth.

Dear God,

I know that everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion but I pray that they made it from a mindful place that wasn’t self-harming, nor harmful towards others. I know that not everyone experiences are similar but I pray that we can be more compassionate and forgiving to ourselves and others as we continue to experience the fullness and beauty of life. I know that everyone has the ability to make their own choice but I pray that they will take full responsibility of their choices and live through the fullest expression of it by being in the present moment and not fixated on the ‘should be’, ‘could be’, and ‘would be’ of things and situations. I know that we have the ability to be unnerved by others with their words and actions that we don’t agree with but I pray that we can channel that frustration and anger in a peaceful way, and to dive deeper into ourselves to fully understand which word or action caused those intense emotions to arise.

Dear God,

I pray for all of humanity to have the courage to face our fears and truths. I pray that we can let go of perfectionism and to bask in the imperfectionism of life. I pray that we can see the beauty of each individual through the beauty of his or her soul and existence on the same universe as us without judgement or hatred. I pray that we as humankind, never forget how to feel — to feel for ourselves, and to feel for others and everything in this universe.

Most of all, I pray that all of us can withhold our own personal truths, fears, and beliefs with integrity and compassion, and co-exist in this universe with peace and harmony.

Amen.