A Metta Meditation

For your heart. I don’t know the original author, having heard it at Spring Hill in the ‘80s, and having  read it  in works connected to Jon Kabat Zin, Jack Kornfield, and Thich Nat Hanh. I share it here in what is probably an often-revised version. It holds a simple rhythm  and message that can comfort in this very unsettling time.

A Metta Meditation

May I be filled with loving-kindness.

May I be well in body and mind.

May I be peaceful and at ease.

May I be happy.

May I be happy.

 

May You be filled with loving-kindness.

May You be well in body and mind.

May You be peaceful and at ease.

May You be happy.

May You be happy.

 

May All be filled with loving-kindness.

May All be well in body and mind.

May All be peaceful and at ease.

May All be happy.

May All be happy.

Ethel Lee-Miller blogs regularly about people, the power of words, and the writing life. She’s retired from professional writing gigs after 30 years of teaching, coaching, editing, and gathering writers to publicly share their work. She is the author of Thinking of Miller Place, and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships. In retirement she’s writing to inspire, to connect with folks, and for the pure enjoyment of it. 


4 Comments

  1. Denise Jones

    Hi Ethel.
    I loved reading your shelter in place journey. I thought your obsession with washing and drying the plastic bags was hilarious.
    Thank you for the Metta Meditation. It was soothing and calming.
    As human beings, we are stronger than we think. Some of us know this, some think this, and others are not so sure.
    I know we are stronger. I talk to others who are not so sure on a daily basis. I reassure them that WE are in this together. I let them know I will gladly share my confidence with them. Michael and I are each other’s strength on any given day. I’m sure you and Hank are that to one another.
    My dear Ethel. I am sending light & love to you.
    Denise Neecy Jones

    • Ethel Lee-Miller

      Dear kindred soul in NJ, Yes we have learned that our confidence can be reflected and shared. Having a partner who strengthens that confidence- what a journey!
      I’m glad you enjoyed the newsletter. I get the endorphins going with writing and if it has humor- well that’s a big bonus.

  2. Denise Kingsley

    Thank you Ethel for these inspiring thoughts, you are a gifted writer. Thank you for sharing what we all feel but cannot express w/such grace. Your comments sent to me after reading my Memoir “Amor Fati” inspired me to keep writing an Afterword to my Memoir
    I am a work in progress. Thank you for sharing your wonderful stories. With love and respect.

    • Ethel Lee-Miller

      Thank you Denise. As writers I am positive we have a gift that enhances our life and can be shared to inspire others. I too am a work in progress!

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