A Survival Meditation

The following meditation will begin and end with the sound of the mindfulness bell.

breathing in
i am aware of my pain.
breathing out
i am aware that i am not my pain.

breathing in
i am aware of my past.
breathing out
i am aware that i am not my past.

breathing in
i am aware of my anger.
breathing out
i am aware that i am not my anger.

breathing in
i am aware of my despair.
breathing out
i am aware that i am not my despair.

breathing in
i am aware of peace.
breathing out
i am aware that i am worthy of peace.

breathing in
i am aware of love.
breathing out
i am aware that i am worthy of love.

breathing in
i am aware of joy.
breathing out
i am aware that i am an agent of joy.

breathing in
i am aware of hope.
breathing out
i am aware that i am an agent of hope.

breathing in
i am aware.

About the Author

Nathan C. Walker

Nathan C. Walker is the executive director for the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute in Washington, D.C., where he teaches First Amendment principles that help leaders to negotiate religious and philosophical differences in the public square....

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