Compassion Heart Meditation

This is a meditation that was adapted from Thich Nhat Hanh’s loving kindness meditation, found in Teachings on Love (see resources below).

Sitting comfortably, this three part meditation is quite powerful for your own self, any other person you bring to mind, and all living beings.

My personal practice was to record this in my own voice, on my smart phone. The second part of the meditation is one I use for a specific person, whomever I have chosen to visualize at the moment.

I’ll write more about each of the three parts in different posts, but I wanted readers to have the words from the American Holistic Nurses’ Association’s treatment of this meditation so we can use this as a basis for some advanced discussions.

PART ONE

May I be peaceful.

May I be happy.

May I look to myself with the eyes of compassion and love.

May I be safe.

May I be free from accidents.

May I be compassionate with my anger and gentle with my fear.

May I be spacious and compassionate to the depths of my true heart.

May I be whole.

May I be well.

May I be free.

May I be peaceful.

May I be happy.

PART TWO

May you be peaceful.

May you be happy.

May you look to yourself with the eyes of compassion and love.

May you be safe.

May you be free from accidents.

May I be compassionate with my anger and gentle with my fear.

May you be spacious and compassionate to the depths of your true heart.

May you be whole.

May you be well.

May you be free.

May you be peaceful.

May you be happy.

PART THREE

May all beings be peaceful.

May all beings be happy.

May all beings look to themselves with the eyes of compassion and love.

May all beings be safe.

May all beings be free from accidents.

May all beings be compassionate with my anger and gentle with my fear.

May all beings be spacious and compassionate to the depths of my true heart.

May all beings be whole.

May all beings be well.

May all beings be free.

May all beings be peaceful.

May all beings be happy.

 

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© Lizzie Bennett PhD RN

Lizzie Bthree_moons_medicine-1ennett is a Registered Nurse and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a thought and cognitive therapist and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counseling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.

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