February 5, 2018 Group Meditation Part 1 of 2
This 45-minute compassion meditation was given by Freeman at the Boundless Love Project’s Group Meditation. After doing this meditation, we suggest you listen to the talk, From Ego to Enlightenment and a Review of Compassion which happened afterwards.
Below are the phrases used during this meditation. Normally, if you are doing the meditation on your own, without a guide, you would only use three to five easy-to-remember phrases that really resonate with you. You would try to keep the phrases simple, so they do not become a memory exercise, as this may distract you from being fully focused on feeling the meaning behind the phrases. Since this was a guided meditation, however, a variety of phrases were used:
I care about your suffering, I care enough to be close to your suffering.
I care about your suffering, I care enough to be close.
I care about your suffering.
Maintaining a balanced mind, I open my heart to your suffering.
Out of compassion, I open my heart to your suffering, while maintaining a balanced mind.
May you be calm, relaxed, and peaceful with these challenging circumstances.
May you be free from all of your pain and suffering.
May you be free from suffering, and free of delusion, which is the root cause of suffering.
May you be free from suffering and the root cause of suffering.
May love and wisdom protect and guide you always.
May I do what I can to alleviate your pain and suffering.
May I always be compassionate, caring, gentle, and kind with you.
May my thoughts, words, and deeds always reflect your own value, worth, and goodness back to you.
May my thoughts, words, and deeds always communicate to you your own value, worth, and goodness.
After meditating, be sure to listen to the talk, From Ego to Enlightenment and a Review of Compassion, which is part 2 of this group meditation.