I always loved Jane. From all the “Disney princesses”, I always wanted to be Jane (I know that Jane is not a princess, but I only know Tarzan’s story through Disney).
And guess what, the real Jane does exist. And she has even the same name: Jane Goodall, a wonderful and powerful woman, I’m more than happy to honour in today’s boot camp. It’s from her this beautiful prayer. Let’s join our hands in front of our hearts, and connect ourselves with this beautiful Earth, with ourselves, with all beings, with Creation. Let’s love!
“We pray that we may grow
in our understanding of the nature of all living beings
and our connectedeness with the natural world,
that we may become ever more filled with generosity of spirit and true compassion
and love for all life,
that we may value each and every human being
for who he is, for who she is,
reaching to the spirit that is within,
knowing the power of each individual to change the world.
We pray for these things with humility;
we pray because of the hope that is within us,
and because of a faith in the ultimate triumph of the human spirit;
We pray because of our love for Creation,
and because of our trust in God.
We pray, above all, for peace throughout the world”.
Dr. Jane Goodall, excerpt from “Prayer for World Peace”