The Buddhist use what they call a Metta meditation, also referred to has a loving kindness meditation. The meditation consists of a simple collection of positive phrases directed towards one’s self, towards loved ones, strangers, communities, the world as a whole and towards one’s enemy’s. It is intended to connect the practitioner with their spiritual heart space and help them to live from that place of love, kindness and compassion.
Here are a few examples:
May I be filled with loving kindness
May I be peaceful and at ease
May I be well
May I be happy
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May I feel protected and safe
May I feel contented and pleased
May my physical body support me with strength
May my life unfold smoothly with ease
To practice sit or lie down quietly and repeat the affirmations mentally. First directed towards self, then again towards loved ones, strangers, your local community, greater community, the world as a whole and towards your enemy’s. This can be a powerful practice in concentration and transformation. Transforming negative thoughts, healing emotional hurts, making space for forgiveness, awakening gratitude and healing a person on all levels of being. It truly has the power to move a person forward to live a happier and more loving life.
May this simple practice touch the loves of many and connect them more deeply with the love within and around them. Opening them to more easily give and receive love and kindness.