Friday, December 25, 2009

May You Know ....

from Jacqueline

I was going to write something long and meaningful today, but mulling over my post while snuggled under the covers waiting for the house to get warm before I put a toe to the floor this Christmas morn, I decided to share a lovingkindness meditation. Yes, I think it's all one word. I first learned lovingkindness meditation at Spirit Rock, a center for Buddhist meditation close to my home in northern California - well, yes, it had to be California, I hear you say. The essence of the meditation is to wish for others what you would wish for yourself. People often do this with one special person in mind, however, I remember the story about a woman who was traveling on a 'plane that was in a bit of trouble, and the passengers had to assume the crash position (if that were me, it would be with a big bottle of brandy). She had always found lovingkindness meditation calming, but not only that, she was thinking of her family, of her loved ones, and everyone she would miss if she were to die. Then her thoughts grew and grew so that, as the seconds ticked away towards the anticipated crash landing, she knew her lovingkindness had to encompass everyone, everywhere. In that moment her lovingkindness became universal, and her heart filled with the warmth of the moment, banishing all fear. So, with that in mind ....

May you know Love
May you know Joy
May you know Safety
May you know Wellbeing
May you know Abundance
May you know Warmth
May you have Shelter
May you have Laughter
May you know Freedom
May you know Peace.
Always and forever, may you know Peace

(and my special one - May your horses remain sound and may the vet only be called out to give the annual shots).

Have a wonderful Christmas Day, and may you be safe, wherever you are.

Many Blessings


  1. Happy Christmas to all of you at Naked Truth!

  2. from Jacqueline

    Thank you, Fran - and you have a lovely day. Here's to a great 2010!

  3. All that and more back at you all.

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Beautiful meditation. Merry Christmas to all of you and thank you for all the great stories.

  5. from Jacqueline

    Thanks so much, Patty - it's been a lovely Christmas Day and we still haven't had the dinner yet - having ventured out to a showing of Sherlock Holmes, which was absolutely great. I now have more respect for Guy Richie - it was brilliant!

    Thank you, too, Robin. We'll keep those stories coming through 2010!

  6. ....... and may you never get tired of writing, dearest jackie!
    perfect post for christmas.

    happy christmas to you, your family and friends and all the naked writers and readers.


  7. from Jacqueline

    Hey, Sybille, lovely to hear from you. Thank you for being a regular visitor to our site, and here's wishing you and yours a wonderful festive season and all the very best for 2010. It's been wonderful connecting with you again.