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What are your favorite phrases for loving-kindness meditation?

Do you always use the same ones, or do you change them from time to time?

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On 11/16/2019 at 3:32 AM, Vladimir said:

What are your favorite phrases for loving-kindness meditation?

Do you always use the same ones, or do you change them from time to time?

I often use 'May I/you be: loved, safe, happy, at peace.' These sentiments come most naturally to me when feeling into this sort of meditation, but of course when using a guided meditation, I can tune into other word choices.

How about you? Any go-to phrases or sentiments during this type of meditation?

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Mine are simple yet great.  "I deserve love, the world deserves love"  "I am loved" Peace be to all human-kind and animal and all that are living and non living for all things exist and then are non existent."  Love and understanding to me and all who are connected to me"  Nameste,  Om mani pad me hum. 

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9 hours ago, Gillian Sanger said:

I just shared another simple, loving phrase in another thread, but I'll share it here as well:

"I love you; I am here for you. I love you; I am here for you. I love you; I am here for you."

That seems like it could be quite effective. It's so simple yet to the point. I'm going to try using these tonight. 🙂

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I change mine all the time.  I sometimes use songs as a mantra like, " I feel good, nananananana, and...I ...knew...that...I ....wooooold....I....feeeeeeel   gooood.......and I knew that I would, ba, ba ba ba ....." 

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I keep a document with affirmations, and will often use a mala while selecting 108 affirmations. I livestream these as guided meditations, or with my meditation circles, etc. 

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The other day I led a mindfulness meditation for a group online and included a metta meditation to help root us in the heart during these uncertain times. I used:

May you be supported.

May you be well.

May you be loved.

May you be at peace.

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