Ripples

*Thanks to Henry Petty for serving as today’s guest contributor!*

Prayer is powerful.  It touches base with our Creator.  Think about adding this exercise to your prayers and see how it impacts you. Not only will it show loving kindness for yourself, but for others as well.

With eyes closed, imagine a pool of clear, still water.  Now, imagine a little raindrop hits the water, and you see a little ripple.  Imagine that first circle of the ripple and say:

May I be happy
May I be peaceful
May I be safe and free from suffering

Say this several times, and then imagine the second ripple, say:

May they be happy
May they be peaceful
May they be safe and free from suffering

As the ripple grows and grows, repeat this for people you know, the government, your boss, the earth, world peace, England, the atmosphere, so on and so forth.  Let it grow and grow, wide and broad.  But realize this started with just you – the center of it all, the first ripple.

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