For All Beings

To practice lovingkindness for all beings is to remember the concept of no self. We are all part of one big ocean of life. Our differences are lessened and we are closer together. Something the world needs no more than ever, but has always needed.

When I practiced lovingkindness for all beings this morning I pictured first the deer I see all the time here where I live. Then I pictured the life in the rivers and lakes nearby. Then I began to picture all of the people in all of the cities and towns all over the world.

I want to carry this with me the rest of the day and remember all the people and creatures I see are worthy of lovingkindness, safety, mental and physical happiness and ease. May all of you reading this be filled with lovingkindness!