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Ecumenical and Interfaith Meditation

We are one world family seeking truth, beauty, harmony and world peace.

This meditation is for anyone, irrespective of religious faith - it is nourishing to the underlying spirit that unites us in humanity.

To begin - Sit on a cushion on the floor, legs folded, hands in lap or on legs, or sit in a chair with spine as straight as possible. Alternately lie on your back if you can stay awake.

Close your eyes. Breathe evenly in and out - counts 1, 2, breathe in; counts 3, 4, breathe out; counts 1, 2, breathe in and continue for about a minute.

Now, let go of counting but continue to breathe in an even in and out pattern.

Let your thoughts turn to a universal virtue such as love - caring love. Think about how you currently show caring love in your life. Reflect on how you feel when you give caring love - perhaps your body feels both relaxed and energized and your mind peaceful. How could you give caring love to at least one other?

Say a few affirmations for personal and world peace such as

"I extend my personal peacefulness to everyone."
"Personal peace is my aim - world peace we will gain."
"My spirit of love nurtures my soul and our world."

Finish your meditation by taking a deep breath, opening your eyes and stretching.

I invite you to join me in a daily world peace group cyber meditation. Click the article here to read about it.

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