Raad Ahmed
November 30, 2021

🧘🏽‍♂️Reading meditation: Acceptance, forgiveness, and facing fear

Breathing in, I am aware of my in-breath.

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Breathing out, I am aware of my out-breath.

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Breathing in, I am aware that I grow old.

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Breathing out, I know I cannot escape old age.

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Breathing in, I am are of my nature to become sick.

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Breathing out, I know I cannot escape sickness.

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Breathing in, I know I will die.

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Breathing out, I know I cannot escape death.

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Breathing in, I know that one day I will have to abandon all that I love and cherish.

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Breathing out, I know I cannot escape abandoning all I cherish.

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Breathing in, I know that my actions of body, speech, and mind are my only true belongs.

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Breathing out, I know I cannot escape the consequences of my actions.

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Breathing in, I determine to live my days deeply in mindfulness.

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Breathing out, I see the joy and benefit of living in the present moment.

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Breathing in, I vow to offer joy each day to my beloved.

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Breathing out, I vow to easy the pain of my beloved.

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Credit: Thích Nhất Hạnh

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