Tis’ the season to be jolly…and for gatherings with family and friends. For some, the holiday season can be very difficult and a painful time to go through. I created this #NEW Metta Kindness Meditation to help you let go of negativity or to listen to this whenever you feel a twinge of a grudge or anger towards someone who has hurt you.
Forgiveness…your health depends on it! I created this #meditation to create space for you to let go of grudges and to release anger. I created this meditation for people to be able to consciously and deliberately release emotions of resentment or vengeance. The positive effect of this meditation is also enhanced with an original binaural beats-sound healing piece in the background produced by @jerometruman
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Not forgiving or holding a grudge causes your body to release an over loaded amount of cortisol, a hormone that can cause havoc to the body and later may manifest in hard to treat illnesses such as high blood pressure.
Science says that forgiveness brings plenty of health benefits including improved relationships, reduction in pain, decreased anxiety and stress, it lowers blood pressure, lowers your risk of depression and provides you with a stronger immunity and better heart health.
Letting go of negative emotions can even have a remarkable impact on the body immediately! A 2015 meta-analysis synthesising various high quality experiments on loving-kindness meditation, found a medium-sized improvement to daily positive emotion.The length of time meditating on Metta did not affect the magnitude of positive impact of the practice!
Mettā meditation, or loving-kindness meditation, is the practice and the cultivation of Mettā, or in other words benevolence, kindness, and compassion. The practice consists of repetitions of mantras such as “may you be happy” or “may you be free from suffering”, for example directed at a person with whom you have a challenge with and others.
Prior to the advent of the Buddha, according to Martin Wiltshire, there existed the traditions of Brahma-loka and meditation with the four virtues of loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy and equanimity. The early Buddhist texts assert that pre-Buddha ancient Indian sages who taught these virtues were earlier incarnations of the Buddha. Post-Buddha, these same virtues are found in the Hindu texts such as verse 1.33 of the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali, wherein the word Maitri is synonymous with Metta.
Loving-kindness (maitri), along with compassion and equanimity, are found in the early Upanishads of Hinduism, while loving-kindness (metta) is found in early Sutras of Jainism along with compassion, empathetic joy and equanimity. The ancient Indian Paccekabuddhas mentioned in the early Buddhist Suttas, those who lived before the Buddha, mention all “four immeasurables” and Brahmavihara, and they are claimed in the Sutras to be previous incarnations of the Buddha.
This meditation will help cultivate benevolence towards all living beings, joy at the sight of the virtuous, compassion and sympathy for the afflicted, and tolerance towards the ill-behaved.
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LOKAH SAMA STAH SUKHINO BHAVANTU!
May all beings everywhere be happy and free!