14 August 2009

Loving kindness deployed

I knew this day would come, I just wasn't sure when. Amidst the bliss and exhaustion, instead of loosing my cool towards this little helpless being who was screaming for a reason that I was unable to decipher, I closed my eyes and I started the mental mantra - May he be free from harm, May he feel protected and safe, May he be free of pain, May he feel loved, May he be happy.

And it worked. My nerves settled, my heart opened and whether or not his crying subdued was somewhat irrelevant.

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