A Guided Meditation to Cultivate Kindness

Explore this 17-minute kindness practice to open the heart and offer good wishes to others.

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Each time we bring our mind back to the present, or work mindfully with thoughts and sensations, we are invited to practice kindness. With kindness practice, we train in warm-heartedness more explicitly, by offering good wishes to those in our lives.

With kindness practice, we train in warm-heartedness more explicitly, by offering good wishes to those in our lives.

It’s not a problem if you don’t feel loving kindness during or after this meditation. Just keep working with the practice as best you can. Notice what comes up, and bring a friendly acceptance to it as best you can.

Part of kindness practice is being kind to ourselves when we don’t feel kind, allowing ourselves to be human, with all the difficulties as well as joys that come with living a human life.

Explore This Guided Meditation to Practice Kindness   17-Minute Kindness Practice 17:27 To practice this now, take a good sitting posture. Upright, alert, gentle, and working with mindfulness of breathing for a while, allowing some moments for dropping into the being mode using the breath as an anchor for the present. Now I invite you to bring to mind someone you know who’s been kind to you,…

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