Wisdom Card: Mindfulness of Death

Mindfulness of Death

Maranassati Sutta

May I be open with others and myself about my dying.
May I be open to receive others’ love and compassion.
May this time in my life assist me in opening my heart
to compassion for myself and for all beings.
May I forgive myself for mistakes I may have made
and things l may have left undone.
May I forgive those who are fearful of my suffering
and are uncertain as to what to say.
May all those whom I have harmed forgive me, and
may I forgive those who have harmed me.
May loving-kindness sustain all my caregivers and myself.
May I and all beings live and die peacefully.


Adapted and personalized from: Being with Dying by: Joan Halifax