Develop a sense of altruistic love and selflessness by practicing loving kindness meditation, a type of meditation that promotes acceptance and positivity.
We live in a society where those who think for themselves above others are more successful. The modern world pressures us to suppress feelings and to hide them, making us unable to develop strong interpersonal relationships. Emotions become hard to deal with, and this makes us unhappy. Loving kindness meditation can help us reestablish a sense of belonging, of altruistic selflessness and love, making us appreciate more the ones that surround us and that are a special part of our lives.
Loving kindness starts with beginning to appreciate and accept yourself. While in deep meditation, start thinking about how you are unique, and how every little imperfection makes you different and amazing in its own little way. You are worthy of love, and so are the ones that surround you. Then, start shifting your attention towards your special person on which you will focus during the loving kindness meditation.
There are four types of people towards which you can develop loving-kindness:
– A loved, respected person, such as a teacher.
– A dearly loved person, such as a family member or a lover.
– A neutral person, which you may not know very well.
– A hostile person, which you are having difficulties with but wish to understand.
Start with yourself, and gradually move down towards these four categories expressing loving kindness and selflessness. Direct your positive feelings towards these people, and wish them well.
“I hope you can be safe”
“I hope you will find peace and acceptance”
“I hope you will be physically well”
“I hope you can live in happiness”
You are asking for nothing in return, just visualizing these people while silently wishing them well. Make this meditation special for you and let the positivity you put into it change your heart. I hope you enjoyed reading about loving-kindness, one of the most amazingly selfless meditation techniques. Become warmer, and gentle while breaking the walls of anger and doubt.