Br. David

  • 為表示對生命感恩, 我承諾不再沉迷擁有, 反之, 我提醒自己一切所得皆為天主所賜。故此, 我們要活得感恩
  • 為表示對生命感恩, 我承諾戰勝貪婪, 免得將需要和想要混淆。深信基本所需必被賜予。將白白得來, 白白分施
  • 為表示對生命感恩, 我承諾戰勝冷漠。對每一機遇, 每一分一刻, 都能匠心獨運去回應。
  • 為表示對生命感恩, 我承諾要戰勝暴力, 明白到用暴力去對抗暴力, 只會帶來更多的暴力和傷亡。因此, 要棄絕暴力, 用温和的態度生活。
  • 為表示對生命感恩, 我承諾要戰勝恐懼。恐懼是一切暴力的根由, 若將所有恐懼當作機遇, 我便能勇敢地為未來的和平建下根基。

    2008年7月在Thanksgiving Square獻上

Br. David Steindl-Rast
Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB

Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB

About the author

Brother David Steindl-Rast — author, scholar, and Benedictine monk — is beloved the world over for his enduring message about gratefulness as the true source of lasting happiness. Known to many as the “grandfather of gratitude,” Br. David has been a source of inspiration and spiritual friendship to countless leaders and luminaries around the world including Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Merton, and more. He has been one of the most important figures in the modern interfaith dialogue movement, and has taught with thought-leaders such as Eckhart Tolle, Jack Kornfield, and Roshi Joan Halifax. His wisdom has been featured in recent interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Krista Tippett, and Tami Simon and his TED talk has been viewed almost 10,000,000 times. Learn more about Br. David here.