A Meditation for 2019
May everyone be happier, healthier and live a more mindful and fulfilling life.
May the animals, insects, birds, fish, and all other creatures be free from the suffering caused by humans.
May we all be kinder to ourselves, more generous to others, and free from fearing the difference in others.
May we free the sea from plastic and pollution with the energy we put into war.
May money be secondary to simplicity, happiness, community and friendship.
May we be as obsessed with eradicating homelessness, poverty and improving health, well-being and education for all as we are with Brexit.
May we free the soil, plants, insects, animals, birds and bees from pesticides, and in turn free our children from them.
May we wake up to the exploitation that underpins the goods we buy and sell, and be active in challenging the corruption of governments and organisations that turn a blind eye to it.
May humans realise that judgement and jealousy of others is ultimately a lack in them, and that they need only look inside to see the riches they already possess.
May we understand that our pain and suffering is only a small part of who we are, and not the whole of us.
May we be braver and bolder in the tiny ways that will transform our lives and the lives of others for the better.
May this new year be a blessing for all!