It is not only the act of asking
To bring about what we want
Nor is it only the wish we might make
For the sake of someone else.

It is to surpass our desires and thoughts
And entrust ourselves
To the signs of the Great Existence
That are present everywhere.
It is to earnestly pray
For what is to emerge should emerge
And that we proceed to where we should proceed.

That is
The mind of the prayer
The steps of the prayer.

Keiko Takahashi

December 2018