The challenge for this week was… Practice Loving Kindness!
Here is a small overview of how I got on with the challenge.
[and don’t forget, it’s not too late to sign up if you haven’t already!]
Loving Kindness is one of my favourite types of meditation. I don’t do it very often, but it really helps connect with how you’re feeling towards yourself and towards other people.
This week, I practiced loving kindness by doing a meditation session with my Mum. We found one on an app called Insight Timer that has a wide variety of different meditations for different moments in your life, different emotions you’re feeling, etc.
I think when I sat down I wasn’t really feeling in the right mindset for meditation, but I think that is what makes mediation all the more useful – it is when you are feeling agitated, restless, headache-y, nervous, that mediation is the perfect way to tune into how you’re really feeling. It is the best way to avoid the distractions and understand your core.
I would like to practice some more loving kindness mediation without a guide. Just repeating these phrases inside my own head:
May I be happy
May I be healthy
May I be safe
And it means that anyone can practice loving kindness anywhere and anytime!
Have you ever practiced a loving kindness meditation?
What did you think of it?
Let me know in the comments below!