Loving Kindness is not something we think about doing for ourselves…..Life’s busy. It would just be another thing to add to my long list of ‘ shoulds ‘ that I’m not currently actually doing, like getting enough exercise.
I took a mindfulness meditation class in Alexandra about five years ago and one of the first meditations we learnt was the Loving Kindness Meditation. So simple, yet profound. Sitting in silence for a few moments and asking to be filed with loving kindness, a wish, or a prayer to yourself if you like. For yourself. Whatever we do for ourselves we do for others. Though we often don’t realise, it works the other way round too.
Just For This Day…….I will gift myself, loving Kindness.