May All Beings Everywhere Be Happy and Free
I had been considering November's 'bloom of the month' for some time, but given the ongoing tragic events that unfold before our eyes every day, I've decided to change my starting point. Instead of primarily focusing on us as individuals, I've chosen to share a prayer directed toward all the innocent human beings affected by the unfolding atrocity, moment by moment.
I hesitate to even call it a war; all of this is far more heinous. It's a colossal crime against humanity.
My only way to avoid feeding the sense of anger and frustration is to nurture the belief that it doesn't all end here and there. Leaving one's body doesn't signify the end, but a reconnection with something greater—the energy of the universe to which we all belong. Their fate is intertwined with our own, and through this, the equality of all living beings is unveiled. We are composed of the same atoms, sharing the same chemistry present in the universe to which we belong. The meaning is not just in life but in reuniting with the universe itself.
Lokah samastah sukino bhavantu 2X
May all beings everywhere be happy and free,
and may my thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way
to that happiness and to that freedom for all 1X
Make me an instrument for Thy will: not mine but Thine be done
Free me from anger, jealousy, and fear: feel my heart with joy and compassion.
Connecting breath and movement to increase your awareness and empower yourself through the strength of muscles.
Sometimes the awareness comes up when we start moving and breathing.
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"May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute towards that happiness and freedom for all".
One of the most popular chants used in modern yoga classes. Chanting this mantra acts as a reminder to think globally, prompting us to go beyond ourselves and our small circle of family and friends to really wish that everyone, everywhere be able to experience the joys of happiness and freedom in their lives. These rights are fundamental in an ethical society and are never deserved more by some people than by others or even by some species more than others.