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Aditi Makim

All is well

I am keeping my Sila
I am aware of my words, my actions and my livelihood,
So All is well

I am practicing Samma Samadhi
I am making the right effort, have right awareness and right concentration,
So All is well

I am practicing Samma Dithi
I am aware of the impermanent as the impermanent
I have the right view
So All is well

I am practicing Samma Sankappo
I am aware of my wholesome intentions
I am making wholesome decisions
So All is well

I am not going into many different directions,
I am squarely walking on the middle path,
So All is well

I am aware of sensations and breath,
I am aware of anicca, the impermanence of all compounded things,
So All is well

I am experiencing the reality as it is,
I am aware of the truth at a deeper level,
I am aware of anatta, there is no me, mine or I
So All is well

I am being guided on the path of Dhamma,
And I am following my Dhamma,
So All is well

I am experiencing positive emotions and increasing them,
I am experiencing negative emotions and decreasing them
So All is well

I am experiencing unwholesome thoughts and ignoring them
I am making wholesome decisions and being aware of them
So All is well

I am experiencing the changing phenomenon of me, myself and mine
I am experiencing the continuous, unchanging phenomenon of anicca, dukkha
and anatta,
So All is well

I am experiencing fear, dread and panic with samata,
I am practicing maitry, mudita and karuna wholeheartedly,
So All is well

I am being kind to myself and others,
I am not bound by sankharas
So All is well

I am experiencing the arising and passing of deep rooted sankharas,
I am delighting in the actualization of loving kindness
So All is well

I am logging values, thoughts, perceptions and sensations,
I am talking to my guide everyday,
So All is well

There is no I,
There is no lie,
I am with the truth of the moment,
So All is well.


Aditi Makim is a 43 year old serious Vipassana meditator in the tradition of Sagyagi U Ba Khin as taught by S.N.Goenka. She is a children's course teacher in this tradition and is also a film maker and a screenwriter. She lives in Mumbai and has written about 20 poems so far. You can contact her at aditi_makim@hotmail.com.