10/08/2013 04:42 pm ET Updated Dec 07, 2013

Akiko's Zen Prayers: Hakalau

Wondrous Prayer
We live in modesty and simplicity,
palms together,
head bowed in gratitude,
giving thanks
for each inhale
and each exhale.
We settle deeply,
surrendering our bones
and our being
to the earth,
grounded deeply in our
precious Hawaii.
May we live fully in peace
and service to others.


Zen Guest
As a guest, leave no Trace,
No Face.
In fact leave only a
a feeling that for a moment
you loved a place so deeply
that both you and the place
were transformed,
and both became
more beautiful,
more natural, and

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