21 May 2011

The description of the loving kindness practice used for children includes these statements/affirmations:

May you be safe

May you be happy

May you be healthy

May you live with care

When I heard this for the first time, I teared up. Even writing it, emotion wells. Safety first. What a traumatized child needs first and foremost. Safety. What a possible way to begin our day this summer.

The why for this summer. For me, happiness and living with care are such questions these days. And now that Julia is feeling more and more safe, we may just be able to start looking for her happiness.

What would it be like to start the day mindfully.

1 comment:

Traci said...

Another message for me to drink in. As we work through things at our home and with our girl I strive to meet her needs. I've never seen this list, but, oh, it is so very helpful. Thank you. We too have been working on safety and I see that she is also starting to feel very safe. I can see it.....feel it. As we continue to work there, I think I'll refer to your list for more instruction.

Thank you!

So very glad that your baby girl feels safe as well.

Love you!