Every time I cry and it feels so healing. I've been trying this exercise with slight variations from different researchers and I find it the most difficult mediation practice I've ever attempted and I've done a lot, including in the mountains of Japan in torrential downpour standing in front of a shinto shrine. The reason I find it difficult are for two reasons - 1 It's very repetitive 2 You have to do it for at least days in a row according to some researchers to reap real benefits.
I haven't been able to go beyond 3 days before switching to another practice. Maybe it's just not for me. Beautiful little practice!
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Managed to catch the essence of Metta in such a short time. I also really like that the phrases are changing so the words keep their meaning as opposed to becoming a mantra where through repetition you remain aware only on their melody. I have been taught another variation by a buddhist monk which uses self-empathy if you can't thinking of a person whom you can receive lovingkindness from. In this case you send well-wishes to yourself with the following phrases: "May I live with ease, may I be happy, may I be free from pain.
John, in Positive Psychology course an Coursera prof. Fredrikson give us only one - thre four statements mantra. I am not sure, I believe it was: may you be happy, may you be helthy, may you live with ease. I find it difficult to memorize six mantras that are near identical and a combination of each other.
Is there any difference in effectiveness if you use one or two similar mantras equally many times as in this exercise of course instead?
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Receiving Loving-Kindness Keeping your eyes closed, think of a person close to you who loves you very much. Sending Loving-Kindness to Loved Ones Now bring your awareness back to the person standing on your right side. Repeat the following phrases, silently: May you live with ease, may you be happy, may you be free from pain.
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May you live with ease, may you be happy, may you be free from pain. Repeat the following phrases, silently: Just as I wish to, may you be safe, may you be healthy, may you live with ease and happiness.
May your life be filled with happiness, health, and well-being. Send all your wishes for well-being to that person, repeating the following phrases, silently: Just as I wish to, may you also live with ease and happiness. Just as I wish to, may you also live with ease and happiness. Send all your good wishes to that person, repeating the following phrases, silently: May you be happy, may you be healthy, may you be free from all pain. May you be happy, may you be healthy, may you be free from all pain.
Sending Loving-Kindness to All Living Beings Now expand your awareness and picture the whole globe in front of you as a little ball. Send warm wishes to all living beings on the globe, who, like you, want to be happy: Just as I wish to, may you live with ease, happiness, and good health. Just as I wish to, may you live with ease, happiness, and good health.
Why You Should Try It Practicing kindness is one of the most direct routes to happiness: Research suggests that kind people tend to be more satisfied with their relationships and with their lives in general. Why It Works Loving-kindness meditation increases happiness in part by making people feel more connected to others—to loved ones, acquaintances, and even strangers. Sources Emma Seppala, Ph.
Quick Description Loving-kindness meditation invites us to cultivate warm feelings of love and kindness toward increasingly distant people, and ultimately all living creatures. Share this practice with your friends. Comments and Reviews. Chris B December 2, Tara Tiger Brown November 11, Elocin November 7, This assumes you have someone in your life that loves you very much- useless for me.
Zie Mental Art June 18, This really works to induce a calmer, and more loving disposition even in the face of a monster. Ana Claudia Camargo Germani November 2, Ivana Miletic Demmel April 25, Anna Zaremba February 3, John Karlsson February 3, DoHyeon Park December 13, More Reviews Leave a Review. Write a Review. Other Practices Like This. Compassion Meditation Strengthen feelings of concern for the suffering of others. Click here to watch. Mindful Inquiry Practice inspired by Tara Brach. I especially like that each of the very short chapters only pages ends in a specific exercise that I can practice.
I find them grounding and they help me reorient to what is most important to me. This recording also includes various meditations that help you to learn some of the basic concepts of mindfulness that are not in the book. Keep in mind that this is not the same as the audio version of the book, Radical Acceptance, but instead a related set of lectures and exercises. Throughout his life, my brother suffered with high levels of self-criticism and self-doubt.
In my conversations with him before he died, it felt like he was finally finding ways to be kinder and gentler with himself as a result of the practices he learned in this audio series. You can find full text copies of the first edition on several websites if you google it. I have found it to be an easy and convenient way to foster mindfulness practice.
Weekly lecture topics vary so you can search through the archives to find talks most pertinent to you. The Miracle of Mindfulness is an oldie but a goody! What I appreciate most about the book is how it offers simple and practical ways to increase mindful awareness — basically that you can be mindful anywhere at any time. When Things Fall Apart helped me through a very difficult time in my life many years ago and introduced me to mindfulness and meditation.
The book has short chapters that are best absorbed one at a time. There is a good amount of focus on meditation, but valuable to non-meditators as well. Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. The exercises and practices in this book were helpful, and the compassionate perspective on daily life things was very nurturing to my meditation practice.
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