All Is Full of Love: A Meditation

‘All is full of love; you just aren’t receiving. Your phone is off the hook. Your doors are shut.’

–Bjork, “All Is Full of Love”–

 

Today I will acknowledge my ability to give and receive love. I live in a world that is supportive and encouraging. I have air to breathe, water to drink and bathe in, food grown from the earth to eat, fire to keep me warm. I open my heart to the sun and give thanks for everything that I have. I feel the caress of the universe supporting me in my endeavors.

I wish for long life, freedom, and safety for all sentient beings. I practice in order to liberate all sentient beings from their confusion and suffering. I seek to open my heart and radiate love to all beings and all corners of the universe. In loving everything, I recognize the divine mystery in all things.

I pray that I do not forget to remain open to the many ways that love is offered to me by the universe and by other individuals that I encounter. I take refuge in the love that is offered to me by the universe as well as by other sentient beings. I will live mindfully in order to recognize the love that is being offered to me, and will trust and accept those who offer it. I acknowledge that all of the love I need is offered and awaiting me to receive it.

I am open to giving and receiving love. May I do so skillfully as the day continues.

About the Author

Marshall Bowden

Marshall Bowden is a freelance writer, blogger, and veterinary technician who lives in Chicago. Mr. Bowden also has written extensively about jazz and popular music, His work has appeared on All About Jazz, PopMatters, JazzIz, Paste Magazine and other publications. He is the author and editor of Quotable Jazz and recently contributed a story to Rescued 2, an anthology of stories about rescued cats.