Three Powerful Words: May You Be....

Goodwill, love, kindness, and compassion for ourselves and others can be expressed in a myriad of ways.  Who knew that these three heartfelt and directed words towards yourself or another could yield so much positive resonance from within.  The three words are: May you be.....

Try it out and see how this feels. 

Set aside a few moments of quiet time. 
Pick someone you know in which you have a simple, uncomplicated relationship.
Hold them in your mind's eye and silently, speak these words to them: 

May you be well.
May you be happy.
May you be free from suffering.
May you be free from physical pain.
May your heart’s desires for this lifetime be realized.

Repeat this a few times and notice how you feel. 

Now, turn the attention to yourself. Silently speak the same words to yourself. Notice how you feel. 

Notice that you you genuinely wish well for another. Grant that same well-wishing for yourself. Embrace our shared humanity with love and kindness for all.