(A tribute to Thich Nhat Hanh who died yesterday January 21, 2022 at the age of 95 )
My loved one arrives in my breath
I invite him in.
Present, my loved one’s breath
Merges with mine.
My mind has been transformed by the one I loved.
My feelings, my heart has been healed by the one I loved.
Breathing in, I am aware that my loved one
is present in every cell in my body.
Breathing out, I relax my body.
My loved one is present in the peace that fills my body.
I come back to myself … breathing in.
I take refuge in my own Island … breathing out.
My loved one is breathing in me and through me…
There is no death, only continuation…
There is only transformation…