Wisdom of Water

July 25, 2011

Teach us the wisdom of water,
that life will have its falls,
sometimes like a mountain stream tumbling over round stones,
sometimes like threads of rain spun from clouds,
sometimes in breath-taking cascades.

Teach us the wisdom of water,
that each fall is finite,
each ends in contact with earth.
May we remember that we in this community
are as earth to each other.
We cushion each other’s falls,
lessening the impact,
supporting one another through hard times.
We are the ground of blessed community.

Teach us the wisdom of water,
that we will rise again from each fall,
sometimes like mist breathed from neighborhoods trees,
sometimes like a geyser shouting from the earth,
sometimes as imperceptibly as evaporation from the sea.

-from a Unitarian Universalist water blessing for wedding nuptials

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One Response to “Wisdom of Water”

  1. Brenda said

    Shawn,This is absolutely beautiful! I love it. Wishing you all of God’s blessings for posting these each day.
    Mom

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