Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Loving, Kindness Meditation

I learned this Buddhist, Loving, Kindness Meditation whilst away on a retreat at Lendrick Lodge in Scotland, run by the amazing David Hamilton.  

May I be filled with loving kindness,
May I be well,
May I be peaceful and at ease,
May I be happy,
May I be free of suffering.
(repeat 3 times) 

Or, it can be said as an affirmation.

Iam filled with loving kindness,
I am well,
I am peaceful and at ease,
I am happy,
I am free of suffering.
(repeat 3 times) 

Than continue using it for others.

May (a loved one's name) be filled with loving kindness,
May (a loved one's name) be well,                                    
May (a loved one's name) be peaceful and at ease,
May (a loved one's name) be happy,
May (a loved one's name) be free of suffering.
(repeat 3 times)

Then repeat adding :

Someone you feel emotionally neutral about. 
(repeat 3 times)

A difficult person, or someone you have had or are having a challenging time with. 
(repeat 3 times)

Then the whole of the world.
(repeat 3 times)

And watch for the positive changes in your life.

I love this as it starts with you and I always believe that we matter, we count.  We need to look after ourselves first.  I love the analogy on a plane when they do the safety demonstration.  They always tell you to put your own oxygen mask on first before helping anyone else!!  Remember that.  You need to be well, to help others.  

So this is a perfect meditation, sent to you, a loved one, other people, challenging people and the world.  

Enjoy.

Love and blessings.
       Anne x

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