ON BEING BLOG May You Know the Fearlessness of an Open Heart

May You Know the Fearlessness of an Open Heart

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Weekly Column By Sharon Salzberg for On Being
Published August 3rd, 2015

Even though it is closely aligned with and supportive of mindfulness, or insight practice, and they are usually referred to as though one, lovingkindness actually has its own dedicated path of practice. In lovingkindness practice we step away from our normal ruts of attention and experiment with walking through different terrain through the silent repetition of phrases, like:

May you know the fearlessness of an open heart. May you never meet anyone you consider a stranger, and know that no matter what, you are not alone. May you have compassion for others’ suffering and joy in their delights. May you be free to give and receive love.

Sharon Salzberg

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