The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace

From Jack Kornfield's ~ The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace

"Like a caring mother holding and guarding the life of her only child, so with a boundless heart of lovingkindness, hold yourself and all beings as your beloved children."  Buddha

Lovingkindness offers care and well-wishing to another without expectation or demand.  There is no distance between their well-being and our own.  True love is trustworthy.  Our love for others is an expression of our trust in love itself.  No matter what happens, we can still love.

Love springs up in tender concern, it blossoms into caring action.  It makes beauty out of all we touch. In any moment we can step beyond  our small self and embrace each other as parts of a whole.

In the end when we look at our life the questions will be simple:

          Did I live fully?

          Did I love well?

May all beings trust in a reality beyond fear.

May all beings trust a timeless truth bigger than all of our difficulties.

May all beings rest in the generosity of the heart.