Just like myself….
This wish of all people…..all 6.9 billion of us…
The wish of “common humanity”…of our “common family”
May we all feel happy and contented
May we all feel healthy and strong
May we all feel loved, respected and appreciated
May we all feel safe and protected
May all of our families and loved ones live happily and long
I managed to convert that one “page” into a multi-page “booklet/video”…
Link: Loving Kindness Post, August 11, 2011
Update, January, 2012: I believe we’re up to 7 billion now…wow…all of us wishing for those precious qualities..
I think those phrases weave in with the Edith Piaf song,,,,”I wish I knew how it would feel to be free.. ” https://pocketperspectives.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/i-wish-i-could-break-all-these-chains-holding-me-nina-simone/ Some of the words in that song:
I wish I could share all the love that’s in my heart
remove all the bars that keep us apart
I wish you could know what it means to be me
Then you’d see and agree
that every man should be free.
I wish I could give all I’m longing to give
I wish I could live like I’m longing to live
I wish that I could do all the things that I can do
though I’m way overdue I’d be starting anew.
I read the poem your aunt wrote and I’d like to write to her. I don’t know how often you see her, but I wondered if I could email you and you could print it out for her. You may wonder what I want to write. I’m not sure of that myself. My mom is 93 and my dear mother-in-law (who just passed in July was 97). I know what your aunt’s life is like and she’s probably lonesome. Just thought maybe I could brighten her day a little now and then. Thanks. firstname.lastname@example.org I have a charity based site and I’d like to invite you to drop in for a visit. http://www.creativewritinginstitute.com
Yet another beautiful message to start my day. Thank you. 🙂
You’re welcome. I find that keeping this “just like myself….” idea in mind really helps…not just on a world level, but in my everyday life.
Amen and may all who read and share the message be doubly blessed. 🙂
yes….and even more so for those who are able to live and interact with this understanding of others being like ourselves…
You’re very welcome…. I think it’s so important that people try to be aware of these ideas…and thank you for the wonderful posts in your blog that support these ideas, too. I’m kind of amazed by the kind and positive energy being written about and shared in the blogging world…it seems like something remarkable is going on and spreading out… I think my friend Jampa from “reflections” is kind of amazed too…he doesn’t come to the blogs often, but reads what I tell him is going on…there is a big shift occurring…
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