Here's a psalm from Edward Hays' Psalms for Zero Gravity. I love it and come back to it often. It reminds me that my three core values are adventure, wisdom and integrity. This psalm speaks particularly to my love of adventure which is hopefully grounded in integrity and in seeking the wisdom of Beloved Companion.I once formed a small owl out of clay with wings spread as though it were about to take off and placed it on a rock to symbolize these values. Unfortunately it broke in one of my moves.
A Pilgrim-Emigrant's Suitcase Psalm
O God of departures, Holy One of the Exodus,Spirit Guardian of all roads and routes,I am about to depart on a new adventure in life,and my bags are packed with both dread and delight.The old is known, comfortable, safe and secure;the unknown is threatening and danger-filled.O God of travelers and holy emigrants, help me:besides anticipation and appreciation,what else should I pack?Comfortable clothes of Change—nothing starched—yes, I understand, and a change of shoes.Comfortable hiking shoes for exploring with easethe strange, unknown, wild lands ahead.Yes, and also my dancing shoes so that with delight,I can celebrate the wedding feasts I come upon.Yes, a sturdy oak staff of love upon which to lean—the older the oak, the stronger the staff.One dream-vision as my map, and the compass of prayerwhen fog hides the stars or eclipses the sun.One medicine kit with patience tablets for delays,dried memories for snacks also on the wayand bandages for a sprained spirit after a fall.God of departures and homecomings, may I go forth withthe adventure-hungry heart of an explorer,the faith of one homeward bound to youand with you, Beloved Companionas my navigator and my guide.