As frequently as I practice metta meditations, I rarely remember to begin with myself. I wish other people happiness, peace, health and safety, but I don’t wish them upon myself enough.
Today’s lovingkindness meditation — imagining myself sitting in the center of a circle of the most loving people I could think of — reminded me that it needs to start inward before being directed outward.
May I be happy.
May I be healthy.
May I be safe from harm.
May I live with ease.