The importance of Lovingkindness toward ourselves as a meditation practice | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it

"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.)

 

Kat Tansey

www.choosingtobe.com