Peace for the New Year | Abby Pingree

December 31, 2014 1:08 AM

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In this new year I wish to make peace. I do not want to hold hands, sing songs or chant mantras. I have no desire to go to church, mass or temple. I grow tired of reading spiritual and religious texts. I do not want to hear a sermon or lecture. I do not want any of that. I simply wish to cultivate true peace -- the kind that comes from within.

For this new year I seek to take time each day to be quiet -- simply sit and be still. In this new year, I wish to know a peace that sees my mistakes and judges not. Peace which welcomes even the darkest recesses of my mind, welcomes all the unloving thoughts, self-deprivation and self-denial. All t...

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