We are reminded that when we are seeking balance, to practice meditation is to make a home of the deeper places that we have touched in our encounters with joy and sorrow. In Episode 38 of the Metta Hour Podcast, “Metta, Concentration and Balance.” Sharon discusses some of the finer nuances of Metta practice. Lovingkindness is fueled by the truth, and therefore has the power to change our lives for the better. To train in Metta is to experiment in your relationship and reaction to all that you experience, with the understanding that everyone you see is as hopeful and deserving of the kindness and love that are our birthright. Concentration is the act of letting go of everything that is not, and is enhanced through the quality and consistency of the phrases used. A healthy balance of calm focus and creative energy help to bring this practice to life.
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Sharon’s Metta Hour podcast features Buddhist wisdom in a practical, common sense vernacular. With over 30 episodes, Sharon’s natural wisdom, sense of humor and the ease with which she translates these teachings forge an intimate connection with the listener. From everyday experiences to pithy revelations, each podcast is a journey on the path of self-discovery. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes for weekly episodes. Make a donation to support the continuation of these podcasts.