I sat in a loving-kindness meditation this morning. Also known as metta meditation, loving kindness meditation is a devotional practice that involves sending all beings positive thoughts, warmth, healing energy (I always include a little healing when I’m sending my meditative care packages) and you guessed it – kindness. Since I can’t be with all of my loved ones this holiday, much of my sit was spent thoughtfully and lovingly sending each person, or group, their own meditative care package.
It feels good to practice gratitude and to send kindness out into the world. It was a good sit. I came out of meditation feeling calm and at peace. And the remarkable thing was that those feelings continued to flow even though I walked into my cluttered kitchen and living room. Any anxious feelings that I had when I awoke were gone, and my cluttered home required no reaction. Meditation. It works. It’s a miracle. And it’s free.
If you’d like to learn more about loving kindness meditation, there are a lot of great resources of information available. The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society provides easy to follow loving-kindness practice instructions at ContemplativeMind.org. This non-profit organization is based in Northhampton, Massachusetts. Their mission statement – “The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society transforms higher education by supporting and encouraging the use of contemplative/introspective practices and perspectives to create active learning and research environments that look deeply into experience and meaning for all in service of a more just and compassionate society.”
I’ll definitely be spending some time learning about the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. You just never know what amazing things are happening in your community, especially when you’re manifesting positive intention. I found them by searching for loving-kindness meditation. So thanks Google and Universe!
In closing my dear readers – Please know that I sent you a meditative care package with loads of good things – positive thoughts, healing energy, kindness, love. Thank you for being here. I am grateful for you. May you and yours be happy, be calm, be well, and be free from all suffering.
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving! Much love, many hugs. Namaste <3