There are at least 18 science-based reasons to practice loving kindness meditation. I borrowed heavily from the amazing work and research of these folks to write a meditation for practicing loving kindness in a very gentle way that helps in times of stress and radical uncertainty. The life of a human is full of struggle and chaos, lovingkindness can help us deal with it.
This meditation was a practice I recorded while developing content for my ongoing program, the Mindfulness, Prayer, and Meditation Circle, which is a nine-week journey that takes complex trauma survivors through different ways to use these tools on the road to recovery. Sign up for my mailing list below if you'd like to receive more mindful content from me in the future, or use the contact page to let me know if you're looking for a certain kind of program.
Anyone can benefit from this meditation, which is an exceptionally non-triggering version of a very well known style of practice. This version is very helpful for anyone who would like to cultivate a less self-critical mindset. There are many ways to meditate, I hope you enjoy this one.
I recommend playing some meditation music in the background (here's a list of some of my favorites) since there is a good bit of white noise in the recording on my end. (I made sure to thank my cat for that!) The track is 18 minutes long. Better recordings coming soon! Remember to sign up for the list to be the first to know.
Download the track below, share widely, and let me know how it goes.
P.S. Three amazing mindfulness teachers got together a whole heaping ton of good quality resources for you to do an at home meditation retreat, which the state of the world today makes easier than ever! Check out this link for sample meditation routines, daily schedules, guided meditations, and several talks on loving kindness. Thank you for your peace.