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Lovingkindness Meditation

Want to meditate but don’t know how? Try these step-by-step instructions on “loving kindness meditation” from author Barbara Fredrickson.

Lovingkindness Meditation 

Beginning Meditation

The ideal way to learn to meditate is to get instruction from an experienced meditation teacher.  However, I realize that this is not always possible.  And to be honest, if you want to start, start now you should (imagine Yoda’s voice).

Here’s a few starting tips:

  1. Place

Your meditation space should be a place where you feel at peace, where you’ll be free from distractions.  Preferably a space where you are not going to get too hot or too cold. It’s important to be comfortable. You’ll need a timer to make sure there is no temptation to check the time.  If you don’t have a timer or some sort of stop watch, then I would suggest downloading the insight timer app. It is easy to use, has appropriate meditation bell sounds to get you started, and it will let you know when your time is up.

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