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May All People and Pigs Be Happy

by Micki Fine Pavlicek Author · John Pavlicek Illustrator


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Stuffed pig Pigalina teaches seven-year-old Claire the loving-kindness meditation to help Claire cope with the world with compassion.
May All People and Pigs Be Happy follows seven-year-old Claire and her stuffed pig, Pigalina, through a series of encounters—with an angry friend, an elderly neighbor, and a loud, angry driver. From Pigalina, Claire learns some simple phrases that help her to feel kinder toward herself and others. First she learns: "May I be safe. May I be happy. May I feel love." These few words help Claire feel happier, more focused, and kinder toward others in her life. With each new encounter, Pigalina teaches Claire to expand her kindness—first to "May you be safe," then to "May we be safe," and then to "May all people and pigs be safe." This is a simple meditation that can be practiced by anyone regardless of religion to develop compassion, friendship, tenderness, and love. This book is as perfect for those without a background in mindfulness as it is for those who already know the loving-kindness meditation.

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North Atlantic Books
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Micki Fine Pavlicek (Author)

MICKI FINE PAVLICEK is a longtime psychotherapist in private practice, a certified teacher of mindfulness meditation trained at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts, a TEDx presenter, the founder of Mindful Living (livingm...

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