In this misty morning
Under the Bodhi tree
We all sit close together
And pray for universal well-being.
My mind goes to my loved ones
Who have passed away.
I never cease to miss them.
May they find their way to peace.
My mind also goes to those Tibetans
Who have burnt themselves alive
Without hatred and violence
Calling for justice in Tibet.
I do not know if it helps Tibet
But I need to support them
As I am still a human being
And they have so much trust in humanity.
I pray that there will be kindness
In each and every heart
And we are all able to express that
Without fear of any kind.
May the Year of 2013
Be a year of new beginnings.
May we act with wisdom
And may we think with compassion.