While getting on the flight, the lady sitting in the seat in front of me was in obvious pain. So much so that the flight attendant asked her husband of there was anything that she could get her. Apparently suffering from a sciatic nerve issue.
Fortunately the seat between her and her husband was open and she was able to lay down in his lap. I was moved to tears watching how he cared for her and her distress. I had been reading at that time from Invoking Reality on acutalizing good for others. As such, and feeling her and his pain I put down the book and alternated between zazen and chanting Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo and metta for her.
May she be free of suffering, may she feel safe and still.
May she be free of enmity, may she be loving grateful and kind.
May she be healthy, and at ease in all her ills.
May she be at peace, embracing all conditions of life.
May we all...