The Millennium Prayer

prayer-sunsetIn late 1999, I decided to write down the personal values by which I choose to lead my life. By identifying the values that were important to me, I not only set a path for my future, but also gained a new understanding of the choices that had led me to be who I am.

At the turn of the century, I published the Millennium Prayer as a statement of my intention. Of course we are not perfect, and at times I have strayed from my goals. However, this prayer continues to be a statement of my chosen path.

The Millennium Prayer

Universal energy, of which I am part, I pledge to create a world of peace and joy.
I am tolerant of the values and beliefs of others, and feel love and respect for all living creatures.
I accept that others worship their god in their own way.
I practice kindness, compassion, sincerity and honesty.
I help others when I can, through sharing, healing or charity.

I place myself neither above nor below any other being.
I listen to and understand what others are trying to say.
I learn from the elders and teach the youth.
I learn from the youth and teach the elders.
I recognize that I have something to learn from everyone and everything on the planet.

I care for my body, the temple of my existence.
I eat nutritional foods, exercise regularly, and maintain awareness of my physical state.
I care for my emotional state and enjoy peace of mind.
I fast regularly, for both physical and spiritual cleansing.
I meditate and increase my capabilities as a human.
I do not let my desires overcome my values.

I cherish my planet as a living entity.
I focus my efforts on healing the earth and its inhabitants.
I put great consideration into the creation of life.

I harm no one, either through intention or lack of action.
I control my anger and do not display it to others.
I find constructive ways to release energy.
I practice non-violence.
I will not carry a weapon.

I continuously seek learning, becoming well-educated, well-informed and inquisitive.
I am an explorer, a traveler and a creator.

I am optimistic, grateful and philosophical
I am enthusiastic, productive and adventurous.
I am moral, ethical and live life with integrity.

I am open to the guidance of synchronicity and do not let expectations hinder my path.
I find hope in the darkest of days and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.
 
 
┬ęCopyright 1999, 2015 Glenn Stewart Coles
 

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  1. OllieB October 14, 2016

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