My prayer for journalism and government…


I pray that you remember

You remember who you truly are

And in that remembering you transcend the fighting

You transcend the fake news

You transcend the objectification

You transcend the pain

You transcend the bullshit

And you return to your remembering

Of your humanness and of the fragility of life and of the need

To serve and protect and honor and revere and celebrate

Being alive


On this Earth

And in this remembering

You free yourself and one another

From the confines of the limitations that say we must be at war with one another

And we must yield power over one another

You remember the most important thing any human on this earth could remember

Which is –

What you do to me, you do to you.

First published on Elephant Journal.