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A Mindful Approach to Nursing Care

Caregiver Meditation

(Sharon Saltzberg)

May I offer my care and presence
unconditionally, knowing it may be
met by gratitude, anger, or anguish.

May I find the inner resources
to be truly able to give.

May I offer love, knowing that
I cannot control the course of life,
suffering or death.

May I remain in peace and
let go of expectations.

I care about your pain,
but cannot control it.

I wish you happiness and peace,
but cannot make your choices for you.

May this experience
help me to open to
the true nature of life.