This month’s newsletter is short and sweet. The holidays can often feel like a burden, filled with conflicting messages–do more, spend more, be more. It can also be a very difficult time for those who are alone, or have lost loved ones. My wish this year is for us share the (radical) gift of love, time, presence, and attention.
This is also the perfect time to practice LOVING KINDNESS MEDITATION. Loving kindness is offered towards oneself, loved ones, your neighbors, even the stranger standing in line in front of you. Whether it’s for one minute, or 10 minutes, silently repeat 3-4 of the following phrases (or ones that hold meaning for you) directed towards yourself, a loved one, or all beings:
- May I/you/we be happy
- May I/you/we be peaceful
- May I/you/we be well
- May I/you/we live with ease
- May I/you/we find deep joy
- May I/you/we be free of pain
- May I/you/we be free from harm
- May I/you/we be free of suffering
- May I/you/we feel safe
If you’ve never practiced Loving Kindness Meditation, or would like to do a guided version of it, I have one on my Arketa On-Demand Video page that you can watch for free. Find it HERE.
In closing, please find below my modified teaching schedule for the rest of 2022. I will be taking a holiday break, in preparation for flowing into 2023. I look forward to seeing you in the new year!
🙏🏼🙏🏻🙏🙏🏽🙏🏾🙏🏿 OM SHANTI, SHANTI, SHANTI 🙏🏿🙏🏾🙏🏽🙏🙏🏻🙏🏼