Protect yourself against cold when it begins
and welcome it at its end,
for it acts on bodies as it acts on trees:
at first it scorches and parches;
at the end it causes leaves to sprout.
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You have forgotten who you are and so have forgotten me...Remember...Remember
Remember the Prince's Journey
Born of Love
a vivacious and innocent child
to inherent the world
except that which is not to be claimed
come the realities, the pain the suffering
the misguidance of the Graceless
unduly taken by a soft heart
flee the present
past put behind, a "free" life, a private oasis
a heavy heart
Come the Signs and Reminders
the Journey into Self
Initiation, Vision, Decision
return to what was once rich and in balance
now a wasteland
the Circle of Life broken
the Laws that Govern ignored
the Mantle in shadow
to be reclaimed
to face the Graceless
in the fires of misunderstanding, judgment, danger
Justice, Truth, Wisdom
the hesitant Reclaiming
shaky steps forward
the clouds part, the Kings of the past above
and the Roar of Existence is birthed anew
Ye who pass by and would raise a hand against us,
heed well our prayer before you harm us.
We are the fuel for your fires on cold nights,
the friendly shade protecting you from the fierce sun;
and our fruits are refreshment to quench your thirst
and cheer you as you journey onwards.
We are the rafters of your roofs, boards of your tables and bodies of your boats,
the seats of your stools and the boards of your beds.
We are the handles of your hoes, the gates of your homes,
the wood of your cradles and the shells of your coffins.
We are the saviors of your soil from loss by rain and wind,
and to your soil we give richness and life for the benefit of all mankind.
We are the bread of kindness and the flower of beauty.
You who pass us by listen to our prayer and harm us not.
“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.”
-Alan W. Watts
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
"You can't direct the wind, but you can adjust your sails"