May our eyes be opened to the Word of God
scribed on every leaf and petal,
on every wing and paw.
As the seasons unfold in their vibrant dance of change
may we hear the call from their pages
to blossom forth, to bear fruit,
to surrender and yield, to rest into mystery.
Let the journey of caterpillar to moth
teach you the path of transformation
Let the patience of mountains and singing of stones
give guidance for what it means to endure.
Let the rise and fall of the sun and moon
circling the blue-tiled sky
teach you about journeys to fullness
and to rest and release.
May Holy Wisdom be revealed in each season,
reading grace at every turn.
by Christine Valters Painter
Podcast interview with Stephen Batchelor on the Art of Solitude: On Being Interview
Artist: Image 1 Randy Burns
Artist: Image 2 Melanie Hackett