August 17th, 2012
I come across information, thought-provoking and heart centered that I feel you would enjoy as well. Inspiration from Buddha and mindfulness practices are all at the core of eating disorder healing. Learning to be as one with yourself is essential.
The Buddha’s words of Unbounded Friendliness (Metta)
For one who is skilled in working out their own well-being,
and who wishes to attain that state of perfect peace should act thus:
They should be able, honest and upright; gentle in speech, humble, not proud.
They should be contented, easily supportable, not overly busy, and simple in living.
They should be controlled in their senses, serene, prudent, courteous and enjoy solitude.
Also, they must refrain from any action for which the wise would find fault.
Let them cultivate these thoughts: May all be well, happy and peaceful.
Whatever living creatures there may be, without exception;
Weak or strong, short or tall, small, middle sized or large, visible or invisible;
Those living near or far, born or yet to be born;
May all beings be well, happy and peaceful.
Let no one deceive nor despise another in any way;
Let no one wish another harm in anger or frustration.
Just as a mother would protect her only child with her life, even so;
Let one cultivate unconditional loving-kindness towards all beings.
Let them radiate boundless loving-kindness towards the entire world,
Above, below and all across, unrestricted, with compassion for all.
Standing, walking, sitting or lying down, as long as they are awake,
Let them develop this mindfulness.
These are truths that may be learned by anyone of any age. At Mirasol, even our youngest 12 year old learns these principles. Everyone is treated with dignity and respect for who they are, not what they are.