Meta Meditation

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Otherwise known as loving-kindness meditation, meta meditation increases empathy and compassion for the world around you.  As a practice it comes from the Buddhist tradition, though you need not be Buddhist, or even religious, to benefit from the meditation.

To do it, all you need is a quiet spot and either good intentions or the wish to have good intentions.

Settle yourself into a comfortable position.  Sitting with good posture is advisable, either on the floor or on a chair, though if you have knee troubles or other complications, lying down is absolutely fine.

Once you are settled, you do the meditation in three stages.

  1. You say ‘May I be happy.’  Repeat that phrase 10 times, taking as long as you need.
  2. You think of someone you know and love, saying ‘May [insert name] be happy.’  Repeat this 10 times, again taking as much time as you need.
  3. Say ‘May all living creatures be happy,’ 10 times.

Practice when you need to – it has scope to transform your life; to add joyfulness and deeper understanding.

I hope you have a beautiful day.

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