“The world needs your love: the only social, political and moral force that can dismantle injustice to remake the world around us – and within us.” Valarie Kaur
Love isn’t only for romancers, it’s for all of us. And according to Valarie Kaur, we can practice loving in three directions: towards ourselves, towards others, and even towards people who give us a hard time. This corresponds to the Metta Meditation, or Loving Kindness Meditation. If you’d like to give yourself the gift of 14 energy-raising minutes, use this guided timeless meditation. You’ll not only gift yourself, but all those you encounter and beyond.
Also, listen to Valarie’s inspiring Ted Talk that went viral https://www.ted.com/talks/valarie_kaur_3_lessons_of_revolutionary_love_in_a_time_of_rage?language=en
If you want to skip youtube and do it yourself, here’s how it works. You recite four lines in five directions. You can recite the lines out loud or in your mind with eyes closed. Breath deeply.
May I be happy. 1. Direct this towards yourself.
May I be well.
May I be comfortable
And at peace.
May you be happy. 2. Direct these 4 lines towards someone you love.
May you be well. 3. Direct these 4 lines towards someone neutral
May you be comfortable 4. Direct these 4 lines to someone with whom you have difficulty.
And at peace 5. Direct these 4 lines to the entire world.