With the onset of autumn here in the northern hemisphere, the cold dark mornings can make it difficult to jumpstart your day. This is where a morning mindfulness prayer can really come in handy.
I recently came across a beautiful, short Ayurvedic prayer that is a reminder of the beauty and wonders of the world. Its few short lines speak to our most basic, human concerns. It manifests joy, love, and peace. And most important—it reminds us to express thanks and gratitude. After all, no matter our circumstances, there is always something to be grateful for.
Before you reach for your cell phone or begin mentally listing your daily tasks, we invite you to give the first moment of the morning to nurturing the communion between you and the universe.
While still in bed, say this prayer and start your day in the most harmonious way.
Take a few deep breaths and recite the following:
Dear Great Spirit,
You are inside of me, within my very breath,
within each bird, each mighty mountain.
Your sweet touch reaches everything and I am well protected.
Thank you for this beautiful day before me.
May joy, love, peace and compassion be part of my life
and all those around me on this day.
I am healing and I am healed.
Repeat, if you like, to really let it sink in. These words seem so simple, but make no mistake – they carry power.
Have a beautiful joy-filled day,
Founder, The Sacred Science