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You will feel a deep sense of peace, contentment and confidence in yourself.
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The importance of Lovingkindness toward ourselves as a meditation practice

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"Contemplating the goodness within ourselves is a classical meditation, done to bring light, joy, and rapture to the mind. In contemporary times this practice might be considered rather embarrassing, because so often the emphasis is on all the unfortunate things we have done, all the disturbing mistakes we have made. Yet this classical reflection is not a way of increasing conceit. It is rather a commitment to our own happiness, seeing our happiness as the basis for intimacy with all of life. It fills us with joy and love for ourselves and a great deal of self-respect." ~~ Sharon Salzberg,  from her book Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

 

(This is a long excerpt, but well worth reading, as is this extraordinary book.)

 

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A Harvard Study Links Happiness With Mindfulness

A Harvard Study Links Happiness With Mindfulness | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it

People spend 46.9 percent of their waking hours thinking about something other than what they’re doing, and this mind-wandering typically makes them unhappy. So says a study that used an iPhone Web app to gather 250,000 data points on subjects’ thoughts, feelings, and actions as they went about their lives.

 

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