"Mindfulness Practice isn't just about escaping to some magical inner realm devoid of life's challenges. The Practice is about getting out of your head enough to engage each moment wholeheartedly. When we are Present in an open, kind, clear, and helpful way, the vast, mysterious, magical reality of life itself becomes self-evident .

Your MMM Courtesy Wake Up Call:
Musings on Life and Practice
by a Longtime Student of Meditation

Common Phrases Used in Brahmavihara Practice

May I  (you, he, she, they, all beings, etc.) be:

Use one or more:
at ease
[Thich Nhat Hanh teaches: "...peaceful, happy and light in body and spirit"]  

free from suffering
free from suffering and roots of suffering
free from enmity
free from fear
free from anxiety
free from afflictions

[Thich Nhat Hanh:  "...able to look at myself (yourself, he/her/themselves, etc.), with the eyes of understanding and love]

Joy and Sympathetic Joy

able to know joy and fulfillment
know joy and the roots of joy

[Thich Nhat Hanh:  "able to recognize and touch the seeds of joy and happiness in myself (yourself, he/her/themselves, etc.),  and "know how to nourish the seeds of joy in myself (yourself, he/her/themselves, etc.) and others every day.]


fair and even-tempered
balanced and evenhanded
calm and clear
[Thich Nhat Hanh  "...see the sources of anger, craving, and delusion in myself, (yourself, he/her/themselves, etc.) and "be free from attachment and aversion, but not be indifferent]


Unknown said...

great stage lance thank you. love also an ongoing choice; love or fear...

Unknown said...

should say great STUFF...