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A Pledge For Grateful Living
by Brother David Steindl-Rast

In thanksgiving for life, I pledge
to overcome the illusion of entitlement
by reminding myself that everything is gift
and, thus, to live gratefully.

In thanksgiving for life, I pledge
to overcome my greed, 
that confuses wants with needs,
by trusting that enough for all our needs is given to us
and to share generously
what i so generously receive.

In thanksgiving for life, I pledge
to overcome apathy
by waking up to the opportunities 
that a given moment offers me
and so to respond creatively to every situation.

In thanksgiving for life, I pledge
to overcome violence
by observing that fighting violence by violence 
leads to more violence and death
and, thus, to foster life by acting non-violently.

In thanksgiving to life, i pledge
to overcome fear which is the root of all violence
by looking at whatever i fear as an opportunity
and, thus, courageously to lay the foundation 
for a peaceful future.

Kristy Bliss – November 27, 2014 – 8:20am

Moving Esalen tribute in honor of Michael Murphy's 85th birthday on Nick Herberts "Quantum Tantra blog"....blessings for Autumn...henry 

henry glenn – September 15, 2015 – 9:34am

Yet another moving Esalen tribute/homage from Ken Dychtwald current on esalen facebook page...love to iThou...henry

henry glenn – October 27, 2016 – 2:03pm