Metta (Loving-kindness) Meditation
This is a meditation of loving kindness, care, concern, tenderness, friendship like feeling of warmth for oneself and others. Irrespective of the boundaries, the relations and worthiness, the meditation focuses on filling ourselves and others with unconditional love which encompasses friendliness, compassion, and equanimity.
In Metta Meditation, we meditate on the feeling of pure unconditional love. We start sending love to ourselves, and then send out this unconditional love to others including our closed ones and rest of society. This feeling of loving kindness is then extended towards all beings in this planet and across the universe.This meditation fills us with complete peace and contentment. It helps in releasing any mental blockage or numbness, self-judgment, self-hatred, resentment or regret and in turn fills it with love, compassion and forgiveness.
Prayer that can be used during Meditation
- May I be happy, healthy and strong
- May I be able to live in this world happily, peacefully, joyfully, with ease
- May I be safe and protected
- May I be free of physical, mental and emotional pain, suffering or distress
- May I be free from inner and outer harm and danger
- May all beings in existence be safe, happy, healthy, live joyously
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