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Hugging Meditation

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Hugging Meditation

1. Begin by taking a few moments to look at the other person and realize how dear they are to you.

2. Take three breaths, just looking at the other person and feeling their true presence.

3. As you open your arms to hug the other person, breathe consciously and hug with all your body, mind and heart. “Breathing in, I know my dear one is here in my arms, alive. Breathing out, s/he is so precious to me.”

from Thich Nhat Hanh’s introduction to Beginning Anew by Sister Chan Khong

Author: Teresa Nizza

Teresa Nizza is a spiritual director, lay theologian, retreat facilitator, lecturer, volunteer chaplain and co-founder of mainespiritus and Tools for Intentional Living (TILT)©. She is a graduate of the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, CA and she earned a certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Mercy Center for Hope and Healing in Colorado.

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