Our daily intentions offer guidance for choices we make, how we live our life.
On Mother’s Day in 2006, a friend gifted me with a silver bracelet in the form of a mobius strip, inscribed with the Prayer of Saint Francis. The mobius strip creates a seamless circle, wrapping my wrist with a meaningful prayer, on the outer and inner portions of the bracelet. I rarely take it off. Most days I focus on the word PEACE; on other days I may finger darkness, love, pardon… Daily it affirms my commitment and desire to live and make choices as a person of peace.
If you were to choose one or two words to describe how best to live your life, what might they be?
Do you have touchstones to remind you about your best intentions?
Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Today I will savor in my heart … my intentions guide my actions.