Hoofdstuk 19 uit het boek van Stephen Levine: “Becoming Kuan Yin – The Evolution of Compassion”
Reflection on the Mother of Mercy
Don’t be embarassed by your sorrow.
Let it sink into your heart and be swaddled in mercy.
Loving-kindness flows through the grief-point directly into the heart.
The body fills with warmth.
Buddha said, “You could look the whole world over and never find anyone more deserving of love than yourself.”
Mercy changes the game.
Our sorrow believes we deserve to suffer. Have mercy on this stranger in you. Let this stranger be reborn in a merciful consciousness.
How often might we consider death before we permit ourselves the life of the heart.
Let her loving-kindness open the fist around your heart.
The Mother of Mercy prays to free us from our image of the perfection to which so much suffering clings.
When in the shadowy mind we imagine ourselves imperfectly, praying to be freed by enlightenment, she refines our prayers.
Putting her arms around us she bids us put our head on her shoulder whispering, don’t you know with all your fear and anger all you are fit for is love.
May all beings be free of suffering.
May all beings be at peace.