Meditation TechniquesOne way to meditate is to read these powerful words when you first wake up in the morning and before you fall asleep.

You may print them out and carry them with you. Be still after you read them. Close your eyes. Breathe. Relax. Connect with the divinity within you for at least 10 minutes, say a prayer and start/end your day.

I will be truthful.
I will suffer no injustice.
I will be free from fear.
I will not use force.
I will be of good will to all men.

-Mahatma Gandhi 

Your job is not to heal other people, but to heal yourself. Your healing belongs not just to you, but to everyone. Being a healer means accepting your inherent capacity to be free of conflict, free of guilt, free of judgment or blame.

Accept this capacity in yourself and you will demonstrate miracles in your life just as I did.

The Way of Peace: A New System of Spiritual Guidance by Paul Ferrini, page 100

The Self is unassailable. You cannot put holes in it. You can only pretend to hurt or be hurt. You cannot be separated from the Source of love, because you are love incarnate. You are the shining one dreaming the dream of abuse.

Pretending to be an angel when you feel like an abused kid does not contribute to your awakening. But neither does holding onto the wound. When the wound is addressed with love, it heals. The healing can be instantaneous or it can take a lifetime, but victimization does stop and healing does happen. The drama of suffering does come to an end.

The Way of Peace: A New System of Spiritual Guidance by Paul Ferrini, page 100

Inuit Song
I think over again my small adventures, my fears,
These small ones that seemed so big.
For all the vital things I had to get and to reach.
And yet there is only one great thing,
The only thing.
To live to see the great day that dawns
And the light that fills the world.

Refuse to Fall Down
If you cannot refuse to fall down,
refuse to stay down.
If you cannot refuse to stay down
lift your heart toward heaven
and like a hungry beggar,
ask that it be filled,
and it will be filled.
You may be pushed down.
You may be kept from rising.
But no one can keep you
from lifting your heart
toward heaven —
only you.
It is in the midst of misery
that so much becomes clear.
The one who says nothing good
came of this,
is not yet listening.

Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Another way that you love your enemy is this:

When the opportunity presents itself for you to defeat your enemy,
that is the time which you must not do it.
There will come a time, in many instances,
when the person who hates you most,
the person who has misused you most,
the person who has gossiped about you most,
the person who has spread false rumors about you most,
there will come a time when
you will have an opportunity to defeat that person.
It might be in terms of a recommendation for a job;
it might be in terms of helping that person
to make some move in life.
That’s the time you must do it.
That is the meaning of love.

In the final analysis,
love is not this sentimental something that we talk about.
It’s not merely an emotional something.
Love is creative, understanding goodwill for all men.
It is the refusal to defeat any individual.
When you rise to the level of love, of its great beauty and power,
you seek only to defeat evil systems.
Individuals who happen to be caught up in that system, you love,
but you seek to defeat the system.

Martin Luther King, Jr.,1957

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Power of Prayer

The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.

St. Francis Prayer
Lord, make a channel of thy peace,
That where there is hatred, I may bring love;
That where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;
That where there is discord, I may bring harmony;
That where there is error, I may bring truth;
That where there is doubt, I may bring faith;
That where there is despair, I may bring hope;
That where there are shadows, I may bring light;
That where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted;
To understand, than to be understood;
To love, than to be loved.
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life.

St. Francis de Sales
Do not fear the changes of life–
Rather look to them with full hope as they arise.
God, whose very own you are,
Will deliver you from out of them.
He has kept you hitherto,
And He will lead you safely through all things;
And when you cannot stand it,
God will bury you in His arms.
Do not be afraid of what may happen tomorrow;
The same everlasting Father who cares for you today
Will take care of you then and every day.
He will either shield you from suffering,
Or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at Peace–
And put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.

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