"Tibetan prayer flags are an ancient Buddhist tradition. It is believed that the prayers on the flags are spread throughout the universe as they flutter in the wind. Everyone who is touched by that wind is blessed by the prayers of happiness, goodwill, and peace."
"If we don't insist on defining impermanence as unsatisfactory, then it's natural to celebrate. Just a moment's pause to consider the passing of the seasons is enough to convince anyone that not only is impermanence the source of all possible joy in this life but it's movement of life itself" Lin Jensen
Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to gods, a common misconception; rather, the Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all pervading space. Therefore, prayer flags are thought to bring benefit to all.