Salaam and Greetings of Peace:
Alhamdulillah! My computer is fixed :) Over the weeks of its absence I have been reading a great deal and watching nature – the many-hued birds and creatures great and small that surround us here – and generally enjoying the break.
I have also been asked to perform the ceremony at the wedding of old friends. I know, it came as a shock to me too lol. It is both a delightful and humbling task. There is a lot to think about and consider. Of course, they will be married first at City Hall to make it legal, and then there will be a spiritual ceremony and wedding celebration in the lovely garden of their home.
They follow the spiritual path of Prem Rawat, also known as Maharaji, and sent me this lovely saying of his:
“This is a metaphor, but it is true: When we come into this world we’re given seeds and the question is, what will we do with these seeds? And what are these seeds? There is the seed of anger, but there is also a seed of kindness. There is a seed of love and a seed of understanding. And there is a seed of doubt and confusion. Whatever seed you have sown in your garden of life ultimately determines the tree you’re going to sit under. How restful it will be depends on what kind of seed you have sown.
… Love dances in the heart of the one who loves . . . Nurture kindness in your life, and you will be rewarded with the gift of kindness. Sow the seed of love, and you will be rewarded with that most incredible feeling of love dancing in your heart.” - Maharaji
Part of this quote will appear in the ceremony, but I would also like your help, dear friends and readers, to add further blessings and words. Please let me know in the comments what verses of the Qu’ran and other works you think might be appropriate. It is my first wedding. :)