Vision gives us new perspectives on our world and also shows us different ways of behaving. This mantra reinforces the second value.
Breathing in: The vision . . .
Breathing out: leads me on.
Blessing Prayer for Going On-Line
Out of the depths we cry to you O God,
Out of the depths of microchips,
Out of the depths of surging power,
Out of the depths of files and storage,
Help us to bring forth
what is useful,
what is helpful,
what aids the work,
what enlivens our spirits.
— William John Fitzgerald in Blessings for the Fast Paced & Cyberspaced
The Children of the World
May we, the children of the world, not repeat the mistakes of past generations. Free us from the traps of old arguments and ancient battles.
May we, the children of the world, discover a new way of living, where the riches of some are not at the expense of others.
May we, the children of the world, use our energy and optimism to overcome the barriers and fences of the past.
May we, the children of the world, have a new vision for this planet, so that we waste less and conserve more.
May we, the children of the world, live in harmony with you, your creation and each other.
— Rebecca Winter in Prayers for Children
Waking up by Frances Sheridan Goulart and Thich Nhat Hanh offers a vow to live fully in each moment with suggestions for its use.