Mindful Monday: A prayer of lovingkindness for self and others

May I (you, all beings) be peaceful and light in body and in mind.
May I be safe and free from accidents.
May I be free from anger, unwholesome states of mind, fear, and worries.
May I know how to look at myself with the eyes of understanding and compassion.
May I be able to recognize and touch the seeds of joy and happiness in myself.
May I learn how to nourish myself with joy each day.
May I be able to live fresh, solid, and free.
May I not fall into the state of indifference or be caught in the extremes of attachment or aversion.

Source: Thich Nhat Hanh Dharma Talks website, "Practices for the New Year," posted by Chan Niem Hy, 1 Jan 2010.
Photo credit: "Peace," Alberto Garcia, 2011.

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