When I got cancer, it pushed me over the edge. Life is short and every moment counts.
So every morning I face death, that this might be my last day. I start with the end in mind.
Facing our mortality is the most clarifying spiritual practice we can do.
It makes me realize love really counts, that what wakes me up and makes me alive, awakens my peace, and that I must choose to activate Joy every single morning. My desire is to be life-giving. And so I pray.
As the sun arises
May the light of your love stir my heart
May I drink in this sweet moment of being
Revive and awaken me O Lord, renew me this day,
Restore me with your Presence within.
Give me eyes to see
Ears to hear
And a heart that understands,
For you are the light and life within me, O Christ
O Joy of my heart
O Breath of my being.
Awaken, Awaken my Love
As the sun arises, awaken my heart.
Arise, Arise within me.
May I behold the wonder and mystery of the morning breaking
Dawn flows with the river of light and life
Flowing from the love of God,
Sparkling and quickening all it touches,
Awakening from within.
Oh ground and mentor me
Evolve and awaken me
Opening more and more of me,
Enfold me in the Oneing of all.
O light of lights
Ignite the fires of love in my heart
The joy in my eyes
The breath in my presence be.
For you are my all and in all,
For all eternity.