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.