Ilchi Lee wrote this poem this year. These words came to him while he was meditating. It’s stuck with me for months. I feel boundless hope and energy when I hear it or read it. Finally, I’m sharing it with you on this blog because I feel sad keeping it to myself. The non-English words are Korean, and their meanings are below.
“Hongik” by Ilchi Lee
Hongik is a beautiful poem, and humbleness.
Hongik is love, faith and gratitude.
Hongik is a sense of responsibility, patience and forgiveness.
Hongik is a life of health, happiness and peace.
Hongik is planning, design, prayer, and creation,
and it is endlessly rising to the challenge for boundless freedom.
Hongik: benefiting all
JiguGyeongyoung: earth management
InryuPyeonghwa: peace of humanity
(Reconciliation and coexistence for the sake of benefitting all humanity.
Practicing Earth Management and peace for humanity.)
How does this poem make you feel?