I realized this would be the perfect time to practice a Loving Kindness meditation. A Loving Kindness meditation starts with simply closing your eyes and breathing. You then find love and kindness for yourself, followed by someone you know, and then others, and on and on. The goal I set for myself is to practice this every night before bed for the next few weeks so that I may help others and so that I may find more peace in my heart. I am inviting you to join me on this journey of practicing just once each day or night.
…Please trust me that you need no experience, no meditation cushion or any other thing to participate. All that is required is the willingness to be open and to take ten to fifteen minutes out of your day to breathe and think good thoughts. I invite you to take part in this practice with me – even if you have never done anything like this before! If you are in a partnership or family setting, listen to it with others and watch the love blossom. Share your experience, or journal about it. I beg you to try it at least once. These are the various practices – try them all!
Interview with Sharon Salzberg about Metta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJNLbPpVT_Q
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