Day 24: Metta and the Ability to Embrace All Parts of Ourselves

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.

May all beings be happy ♡