'The Four Immeasurables'
It's easy to forget the measure of Mother Nature's power. Hurricane Irene (which was downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it reached Connecticut) reminded me of Her great kindness as well as Her frightful muscle. Her force is beautiful and spine-chilling. Prayers of recovery to all those impacted by Irene! Stay well, my friends!
May all beings have happiness and its causes,
May they never have suffering nor its causes;
May they constantly dwell in joy transcending sorrow;
May they dwell in equal love for both near and far.
- Buddhist Prayer of Recovery