Seeing yourself with unconditional love
Imagine your closest friend beside you, looking at you and smiling, radiating their unconditional love for you. How do they see you? Free from your inner critic, what do you look like to them? What traits of yours do they most love? What do you mean do them?
Now, with each in-breath, feel their unjudging, unconditional love flowing into you. Filling your heartspace and igniting a deep sense of love within. Breath this in. And with each out-breath, pour your love for them outward. Shower them with your unconditional love. Remind yourself of your essence of love, loving and being loved.
Now imagine a parent or a caregiver who has loved you so deeply and unconditionally for your entire lifetime. See yourself through their eyes. Let yourself feel how it is to see yourself through a lens of pure, deep love. There is no judgement from them, no criticism, no harshness – only the deepest, heartfelt love, and wishes for you to be happy and well.
Breath in this love, fill yourself. With each out-breath, this love radiates out from your heart, expanding in greater and greater spheres, encompassing the whole world and all beings.
May all beings be deeply happy.
May all beings be filled with love and compassion for ourselves and others.
May all beings be free of suffering and the causes of suffering.
May all beings awaken to wholeness and be at peace.