Meditation: Loving Kindness

Recently I officiated at the marriage of a beautiful couple.  The bride was Hispanic.  The groom was African-American.  They combined rituals from their respective cultures.  The Lasso ceremony, popular among Hispanic and Filipino Catholics, was shared.  Jumping the broom, popular among African-Americans, was also shared.  The wedding was a lovely uniting of two beautiful people, two rich cultures, and one supportive community.  Within this ceremony we also shared a Metta (Loving-Kindness) meditation that has deep roots in the Buddhist community.  As we share in the lives of others, we each have the opportunity to offer loving-kindness for ourselves, those we love, those who’re strangers, and those who’re a challenge to be with.  For all those we encounter, we can offer the following popular adaptation (from an anonymous source) of Metta meditation:

May you be well.

May you be happy.

May you be peaceful.

May you be loved.

Each moment is pregnant with possibilities for offering love and kindness.  Seize the opportunity.  Enjoy the journey.

anthony glenn miller


The person who is truly wise and kind  
leaves nothing to be done,  
but the one who only acts  
according to the nation’s law  
leaves many things undone. 

Chapter 38 – Tao Te Ching


Love is patient; love is kind;

I Corinthians 13:4a