Loving Kindness Meditation (Part I)
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Greetings everyone. Thank you for joining this Patient Empowerment Network program. In this practice session we will be planting seeds of loving kindness towards ourselves in the garden of our minds.
To start our practice, find a comfortable seat. A chair is perfectly fine. And make any arrangements to support your back if necessary. Allow your eyes to softly close, if you feel comfortable doing so. Begin to feel into the weight of your body being supported by your seat. Take a deep breath in through the nostrils and exhale out the mouth softly with pursed lips. And do this several times. Allow yourself to feel into the rhythm of your natural breath. The natural uncontrolled breath. Relaxing with each breath. Bring to mind the feeling of love to the best of your ability. Without forcing it. You may bring up a memory to support you in this.
The important thing here is to feel into the quality of love itself. Without forcing it. Allowing this feeling of love to permeate your mind and body, your entire being. With a loving heart begin to softly gaze inward, inwardly towards yourself. With a kind and loving heart begin to silently repeat the following phrases towards yourself. Feeling into to each repetition of the phrases to best of your ability without forcing it. May I be safe from harm, May I be well in mind and body, May I be happy, May I live with ease, May I be filled with lovingkindness. Let’s circle back through one more time. May I be safe from harm, May I be well in mind and body, May I be happy, May I live with ease, May I be filled with lovingkindness. Releasing the phrases. Noticing how you feel. Gently open your eyes. We hope you have enjoyed this Patient Empowerment Network program