Over the years I’ve come across the Buddhist term of metta meaning loving kindness – the sweetest practice of treating others in the same gentle manner as we would treat ourselves and wanting the best for ourselves and the world around us.
Loving kindness begins within. If we’re kind to ourselves we’ll be kind with others. More often than not if we have a critical voice inside us scolding us when we make a mistake, we end up adopting the same cold, harsh tone while reprimanding a child.
Meditation seems to be the key to getting into this space and I’m working on it. It does take time but I just know the results will be worth it.
May you be well
May you be Happy
May you be peaceful
May you be Loved
If you’d like to practice Metta there are a number of guided meditation in youtube on this topic, explore and enjoy 🙂