Happy Sunday, Journeyer!
For all you Mothers, whether you hold a child in your heart, your dreams, or your arms, Happy Mother’s Day to you!
Last week I wrote about about manifesting intention, how I worked on changing my thinking to change my situation.
But this past week has been all about creating a state of being, one based on the art of Metta Meditation.
Metta Meditation is also known as loving kindness meditation; a practice of compassion or well wishes for all.
I recently learned about this practice in a meditation class I attended.
The premise is to get comfortable, close your eyes, and to create a series of statements that begin with “May I be…”
With each statement, imagine yourself being in that state.
Following the recent unsettling events at work, I needed this practice as a way of creating some sense of peace and security in my life, so I used that to create my metta statements.
May I be happy.
May I be healthy.
May I be humble.
May I be at peace.
And so it is.
This weekly column is all about finding those happy moments that exist in the midst of the proverbial shit.
Feeling safe and healthy are assets that allow us to better function each day.
Humbleness is something I strive for and something I have been trying to remember this past week. It would be so easy to get drawn into other people’s desire to reign supreme by bullying others…to strike back…to take on that attitude of “show them who’s boss.”
But this isn’t me, Journeyer. Yes, I have a great need to be seen and heard, something I’m working on because the most important to be seen and heard by is Self.
We don’t need to assert rank to feel important or to be recognized.
What we need is love, compassion, and humility.
Which leads us to the next part of the metta process, blessing others.
On this Mother’s Day and each day forward, I offer you this blessing:
May you be happy.
May you be healthy.
May you be humble.
May you be filled with peace.
And so it is.
Wishing you and yours a beautiful day.
Until next we meet, yours in hope, healing, and happiness,
~ Annah Elizabeth