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PRACTICE OF THE 7 DAILY SERVICES

1) Waking
May this be a day of blessing and being blessed
honoring and being honored
loving and being loved

2) First water
One water, one life:
this one offering
this one receiving

3) Receiving/preparing food
This food, the unbroken life of all beings
I vow to taste, appreciate, and continue it
with wisdom and compassion

4) Prior to work
My effort is supported by ineffable wisdom
I give it not knowing the outcome of my labor
with pure intention, love, and fullness

5) Relationships
Returning always to the
hermitage of my heart
I recognize and appreciate
the community that I am

6) Twilight
At the ending of day’s light
may I remember the passing
quality of life and reflect
for a moment on my day

7) Sleep
May this rest
reflect the trust in being
and faith in mind
I hold possible for all life

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