When doing an aspiration meditation practice, center yourself into a relaxed yet alert posture that embodies a state of openness, like a lotus floating on the surface of a pond. As you silently repeat each word or phrase, breathe into and out from your heart, so the words come directly from your solar plexus. Repeat the phrases, penetrating the heart center ever more deeply. When doing an aspiration informal mindfulness practice, sprinkle the intentions of wisdom and compassion throughout the day. This may be when confronting a distressing inner state or outer experience or whenever inspired to invite messages of healing and renewal.
This post is part of a series. If you haven’t already, please read my introduction to the “Fertility Aspiration Practices“.
Fertile Aspiration Practice
Silently repeat each phrase, inviting the intentions of well-wishing to enter the heart ever more deeply:
May I know.
May I believe.
May I trust.
May I open.
May I know sorrow as the opening to compassion.
May I know compassion as the opening to gratitude.
“Sorrow gives way to compassion. Compassion gives way to gratitude. The gratitude found when you do have a child makes you the parent you would have probably not become.”