For Family

This practice emphasizes the reciprocity of a compassionately symbiotic-relationship. To make it challenging, today’s subject represents those who typically present the greatest challenges for reciprocity, but also the greatest rewards:

I practice compassion for my family

With compassion, I free them from suffering
With compassion, I help them find peace and feel safe in this world
With compassion, I create contentment in their lives
With compassion, I inspire them to flourish

With patience and good humour, I welcome my family’s imperfections, and with patience and good humour, they welcome my imperfections
With sympathy, we feel for each other’s suffering
With empathy, we mind what the others are feeling and try to understand why

For my family, I seek wisdom
I nurture a broad perspective of our history
I foster gratefulness for our present
and I acknowledge that suffering and difficulties are part of what we share

Thank for joining me in strengthening our resolve to be compassionate😄