I carry peace within me,

I carry within myself

The forces that strengthen me.

I will fill myself

with these forces’ warmth,

I will penetrate myself

with my will’s power.

And I will feel

how peace pours

through all my being

when strengthening myself,

through my striving’s power,

I find in me

peace and strength.

Meditation 2

Clear in thinking,

inward in feeling

collected, composed in will:

if I work for this

then I can hope

to find my way through life:

apparent to others’ hearts,

fulfilling my tasks.

For clarity

is kindled by soul light,

and inwardness

sustains the spirit’s warmth,


strengthens life.

And working for all this,

with trust in God,

leads us on our life’s

path in good, sure steps.