Marriage

Now you will feel no storms,

for each of you will be shelter to the other.

Now you will feel no cold,

for each of you will be warmth to the other.

Now there is no loneliness,

for each of you is companion to the other,

You are two persons,

but there is one life before you, and one home.

Turn together to look at the road you traveled,

to reach this—the hour of your happiness.

It stretches behind you into the past.

Look to the future that lies ahead.

A long and winding, adventure-filled road,

whose every turn means discovery,

new hopes, new joys, new laughter,

and a few shared tears.

May happiness be your companion,

May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead;

And through all the years to come.

Go this day to your dwelling place

and enter into your days together.

May your days be good and long

upon the earth.

Your adventure has just begun!

Eye Of The Storm

Eye Of The Storm

A wise sea captain caught in a tropical storm knows that if he holds his vessel on

The periphery it will get hurled from one side to the other.

If he can reach the eye of the storm, he will enter a place of stillness.

The storm will then subside and the ship can continue its journey.

Similarly, when everything around me is changing in a very intense way,

The best place for me to seek shelter and refuge is not on the outside,

But deep within the self, where I can get in touch with my own inner being,

Find strength and stability,

Then come out and do whatever it is I need to.