lovingkindness (aka metta) mantra

lovingkindness (aka metta) mantra

first to ourselves:

may i be safe.
may i be healthy.
may i be happy.
may i be free.

then, addressed to one another or to those we love and cherish:

may you be safe.
may you be healthy.
may you be happy.
may you be free.

then, addressed to those we have difficulties with (take a deep breath):

may they be safe.
may they be healthy.
may they be happy.
may they be free.

then, addressed to all beings on the planet:

may we be safe.
may we be healthy.
may we be happy.
may we be free.