When a loved on dies

(A tribute to Thich Nhat Hanh who died yesterday January 21, 2022 at the age of 95 )

Breathing in

Breathing out

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…

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