A blackbird sings from
the top of the tallest beech.
Slowly silence falls.
For Valentine’s Day, a prayer of loving kindness. I don’t subscribe to any faith or belief system, but sometimes I use prayers as little mantras when I meditate. I love the Buddhist idea of loving kindness that starts with yourself and spills out into the world around you, so I use this when I’m struggling to love myself or to love the world around me.
I pray that love is in me,
I pray that love is in the world.
I pray that peace is in me,
I pray that peace is in the world.
I pray that joy is in me,
I pray that joy is in the world.