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Mary E. Vandenack: Loving Kindness

A Gift To Consider For The Holiday Season

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To practice the meditation, sit comfortably in quiet space. Breathe in and out deeply. Focus on the heart center as you breathe. Say or think the following:

"May I be happy. May I be safe. May I be healthy. May I be well."

Repeat the meditation directing it at a loved one. Repeat again directing it toward someone for whom your feelings are neutral. Repeat further with direction of the words toward someone whom is hostile toward you (or toward whom you feel hostile). Finish with the following:

"May all beings be happy. May all beings be safe. May all beings be healthy. May all beings be well."

After completing the loving kindness meditation, take some time to begin the rest of your day. As you move through the day, seek to cherish all the people that you meet or come into contact with. Keep the thought, "This person is important. This person's happiness matters."

Happy Holidays. May you be blessed by loving and kind actions this season.

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