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A Time for Loving Kindness

by Bridget

Full moon by Steve Jones

Heading into the winter holidays, with the temperature turning down, the pandemic accelerating progress, and with extended( or choice) family era placed on hold, I am filled with a great sense of appreciation for what I do have. I’ve also feels about the political fraction here in the US( which is actually not distinct to home countries ), and concentrating on ways to use empathic listening with a focus on love, to at least find a amiable agreement within my own mind for these incredible differences in seeing the world. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine that we all look up at the same moon in the sky. All of this heads me to the focus of this announce, Loving Kindness meditation.

More commonly known as a popular form of Buddnhist meditation, the Loving Kindness meditation, known as Metta, likewise exists in the yoga tradition, where it is known as Maitri in Sanskrit. Harmonizing to Wikipedia, maitri represents kindnes, desiring kindness, friendliness, amity, good will, and active interest in others. It is the first of the four lofty commonwealths( or Brahmaviharas ).

In a nutshell, the Loving Kindness meditation is this 😛 TAGEND

May I be happy, May I be healthy, May I be safe, May I live with ease.

May you be happy, May you be healthful, May you be safe, May you live with ease.

May we be happy, May we be health, May we be safe, May we live with ease.

It makes some effort to have this kind sense of the world countries. For some of us, it’s difficult to even have such feelings for ourselves. It seems easier to have feelings like this for loved ones, but what about the person on the superhighway that time trimmed you off or the politician who just cancelled a program you were dependent upon? There are countless clauses and videos on how to go about training your brain to have loving kindness for all. I’m including a few here, if you’re interested in exploring what various types of Loving Kindness meditation might do for you 😛 TAGEND

Loving Kindness meditation, video by Sharon SalzbergA recent article in The Washington PostPost on Accessible Yoga Blog by Nina Zolotow, about spending experience while soaping mitts , not singing the sungs that have been recommended, but instead focused on Loving KindnessSubscribe to Yoga for Healthy Aging by Email deg Follow Yoga for Healthy Aging on Facebook deg To line-up Yoga for Healthy Aging: A Guide to Lifelong Well-Being, go to Amazon, Shambhala, Indie Bound or your regional bookstore.

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