Monday, February 1, 2010

Loving Kindness Meditation

May I be well happy and peaceful. May no harm come to me, may no difficulties come to me, may I have a calm and peaceful mind. May I have patience, insight, courage and compassion in meeting the challenges of life.

May my parents be well happy and peaceful. May no harm come to them, may no difficulties come to them, may they have calm, peaceful minds. May they have patience, insight, courage and compassion in meeting the challenges of life.

May my teachers be well happy and peaceful. May no harm come to them, may no difficulties come to them, may they have calm, peaceful minds. May they have patience, insight, courage and compassion in meeting the challenges of life.

May family members and relatives be well happy and peaceful. May no harm come to them, may no difficulties come to them, may they have calm, peaceful minds. May they have patience, insight, courage and compassion in meeting the challenges of life.

May friends and acquaintances be well happy and peaceful. May no harm come to them, may no difficulties come to them, may they have calm, peaceful minds. May they have patience, insight, courage and compassion in meeting the challenges of life.

May unfriendly people and my enemies be well happy and peaceful. May no harm come to them, may no difficulties come to them, may they have calm, peaceful minds. May they have patience, insight, courage and compassion in meeting the challenges of life.

May unknown persons be well happy and peaceful. May no harm come to them, may no difficulties come to them, may they have calm, peaceful minds. May they have patience, insight, courage and compassion in meeting the challenges of life.

May all beings, with form and without form, visible, invisible, born or coming to birth, large and small, from the highest realm of existence to the lowest, be well happy and peaceful. May no harm come to them, may no difficulties come to them, may they have calm, peaceful minds. May they have patience, insight, courage and compassion in meeting the challenges of life.

3 comments:

Uku said...

Lovely, Paul! May our Buddhist practice and our lives be full of kindness and love!

Diane Meier said...

I really liked this. What a mindful way to start out each day. But, I have a question: if we never had any difficulties, how would any of us grow? Even trees grow stronger when they have to resist strong winds, is that true?

Paul Lynch said...

Hi Diane,

I don't mean to be trite here but what person has no problems? The fact of our lives is that they are a problem. So, with this in mind, we have this practice called Loving Kindness Meditation.