Today I want to write about something I came across when learning to practice mindfulness which I thought was extremely strange and funny at the same time. I am sure that many of you will smile when you read this as you might have experienced the same.
I actually want to talk about the “loving-kindness meditation” and how it can impact us. The loving-kindness practice is actually an old Buddhist practice called “Metta Bhavana” which exists since over 2500 years.
It is fairly easy to do as you simply need to direct ‘loving-kindness’ to yourself wishing you happiness, fulfillment, peace (as if you would give yourself a big hug) and then let the feeling envelope you in order to be subsequently able to wish the same to a good friend or dear person, then to a neutral person and finally to a difficult one, eventually opening up to all human beings.
By Jenny Ebermann
Via Edwin Rutsch