A Conversation for The Loving Kindness Meditation - How to Pray for Peace
zerotower Started conversation Mar 4, 2003
I read your contribution,it is an interesting article.I used to use tranindental meditation on a regular schedule,early morning and after work but before dinner,I drifted away but .your contribution is going to draw me back to the fold...thank you.In TM we use a mantra which forever a secret.But any word works eg love,relax,om,almighty---other than that and letting stray thoughts complete them selves then go back to your mantra your article sums up the technique very well.
a girl called Ben Posted Mar 4, 2003
Thank you very much - I am glad you like it. I was a very inexperienced meditator when I wrote it, and still am, for that matter. Though sometimes I wonder if experts aren't *too* expert to teach beginners.
The Metta Bahvna, (which is what this meditation is called), is an incredibly powerful meditation, and the changes it brings about in people start immediately and continue to deepen through a lifetime.
I must confess, I don't meditate daily, or anything like. And I know that I should. I don't know what stops me.
Good luck with your practice. It was kind of you to post.
Greta_9, Keeper of the 4/4 Beat and Deep Sexy Basslines, in a strange condition Posted Mar 11, 2003
I think I will try it. In the last year or so I have embarked on a journey of self-discovery and change, started exercising more (which does me good) and have been trying to be more kind and loving to myself. I have never really meditated, but I'm drawn to the idea of doing this first thing in the morning, as opposed to rolling around in bed groaning because I have to go to work, thinking about how I hate it, how lousy my love life is and so forth. It's always thoughts, thoughts, thoughts first thing in the morning and last thing in the night. It's not good. I am never just me.
That's why I want to try. Because I want things to be better for everybody, myself included.
a girl called Ben Posted Mar 11, 2003
Funnily enough I was talking today with someone and I concluded I need to spend more time being kind to myself, and more time alone in my own head instead of always doing-doing-doing. I am planning on going swimming more, and - yes - meditating more too.
I do know those do-I-have-to-get-up-now blues. Good luck, and let me know how it goes.
And thank you for reading, and for commenting.
Greta_9, Keeper of the 4/4 Beat and Deep Sexy Basslines, in a strange condition Posted Mar 12, 2003
a girl called Ben Posted Mar 12, 2003
Well done! It is hard on two counts - firstly thinking about something and not letting yourself be distracted is hard - and then the specific thoughts you are having about loving-kindness for people you don't know or people you find difficult are difficult throughts to have.
All the best
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