Enjoy The Wellness Universe QOTD for August 12th by Deborah Del Vecchio-Scully.
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Here is her expanded thought …
These profound words were whispered to me by my spiritual guides one winter evening last November. The night sky was a brilliant deep blue with sparks of light in every direction. Our world is experiencing great pain in the aftermath of many senseless acts of mass violence and collectively we feel the undercurrents of fear, anger, and anxiety.
In the face of such turmoil, it may seem as though darkness is descending over the world. We must stand tall in the face of fear and hold onto the light in any way possible; the only path to transforming violence is through love and kindness. Even in the saddest and darkest of times, we are reminded by the poet Leonard Cohen,
“There is a crack in everything. That\’s how the light gets in.”
If we collectively intend and vow to hold the light and to be the light, the cracks will become more obvious and easier to access. You may be wondering how to access more light in your life. Begin with a daily ritual of mindful awareness for whatever you bring your awareness to will likely increase. During this ritual, you might pray, meditate, quietly breathe and consciously hold an intention of fostering healing into the world. That is all that is needed.
There is a type of Buddhist meditation known as Loving-Kindness Meditation, in which you offer yourself and others compassion. You begin by offering yourself compassion, next, an offering is made to a beloved person in your life, followed by an offering to someone you are in strife with followed by an offering to the entire planet.
There are many versions and I am sharing Jack Kornfield’s version below:
May I be filled with loving-kindness.
May I be safe from inner and outer dangers.
May I be well in body and mind.
May I be at ease and happy.
In the face of such turmoil and pain, return to center, search for the light all around.
Be still. Be gentle. Be kind.
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