Close your eyes and breathe out.
You are holding all of your merits in one hand. Look at them and feel their weight. Notice their size, texture, color.
You are holding all of your guilts in the other hand. Look at them and feel their weight.
Notice their size, texture, color.
Bring your hands together.
Allow merit and guilt
to integrate and come into balance.
Open your cupped hands.
What do you see
in your cupped-open hands?
What has become
of your guilt and innocence?
Breathe out and open your eyes.
This is a version of a meditation created by Dr. Catherine Shainberg, used by permission.