may all beings be happy
may all beings be healthy + safe
may all beings have enough
may all beings be at peace
I remixed those four lines from different loving-kindness meditations and arrived at this script by saying combinations of the words over and over until they felt right. These four lines feel right to me.
What I find remarkable is how each line influences all other lines. When we have enough, we are at peace, we are happy and we feel safe, etc.
I started doing this a week ago and I think it is changing me.
I start with people I love… that’s easy. Then I use names of people who feel neutral. That’s harder. Then I use the names of people I really don’t like, even despise, and that becomes really difficult. But this meditation gets stuff done, I promise you. The walls soften just a little bit. The light changes. The point of view becomes a little more flexible.
None of this is news. People have done this kind of meditation for eons. Maybe you can make your own remix and share it in the comments?