As you speak the lines, remember to bring in the feeling of the heart to go with the words. It can be worthwhile memorizing the lines or similar lines to enable a loving presence to be steady in the heart whenever we are in contact with others.

To the Unfriendly

  • May your bitterness and resentment subside quickly.
  • May you understand the pain you cause yourself and others.
  • May you explore fresh ways to explore differences.
  • May you see into the fear behind the anger.
  • May you develop equanimity when things do not go your way.
  • May others stop being angry toward you.
  • May you realize that anger does not cease with anger.
  • May others listen to you and you listen to others.
Christopher Titmuss in Transforming Our Terror