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New Year’s Day is a big deal for a lot of people. Not so much for others. For me, I try to keep my awareness on the New Year’s Now. Every moment a clean slate. I fail all day, but that’s what I’m reaching for. Anyway, nothing in this post about creating intentions or letting go of the past, etc. That said, I would like to share with you a rough recording of a brand new song that came through me on January 1st, 2012 called “Morning Payer.”

I don’t pray. I don’t really believe that asking for relief works, or that anyone is really out there listening to the ocean of suffering going on down here. I do believe that I am part of a system that’s vast and incomprehensible—and that my intentions and actions have consequences. But I don’t pray. I figure my suffering is the result of innumerable choices, causes and conditions, and that praying for relief would be like praying for gravity not to apply because I fell down and it hurts. True relief (the kind I imagine praying people pray for) comes when I stop arguing with what is, and invite it in as an honored guest. Learn what it has to teach me. Bow, give thanks.

But on January 1st, I woke up and my first thought was, what if a prayer were to come out of me? What would it look/sound like? And, approaching it almost as if I were a character in a musical I was writing, I started hearing lyrics…and a melody. And so here it is. “Morning Prayer.”

Happy New Year’s Now.