Take a breath… (Part 3)

Aug 24, 2019 | Blog | 0 comments

As the dog days of summer give way to the cool dark mornings, and the leaves change with a brilliant display of colour before they blanket the ground with protection for the coming winter, I pause.

On Wednesday I invited you to consider Mettā = loving-kindness, benevolence, good-will. In our modern culture expectations are high: for ourselves, for others, for government and so on. When we fall short of those expectations we can be exceptionally hard on ourselves. The script that we always have running in the background of our minds can be difficult to manage. So, I welcomed a moment to breathe in a little Mettā for yourself.

But, we are powerful medicine for each other. Today, I will extend this little exercise one step further. Is there someone in your life who you are close to, someone that you love and respect, perhaps an advisor, teacher or mentor, a friend, neighbour or family member who can use a little boost?

If you have a few moments now I hope you will put them in your mind and fill them with Mettā (loving-kindness) and wish upon them good-will.
Thank you for carrying on with me on this little adventure. We often focus solely on how the world is not living up to our grand expectation or how we have let ourselves down. However, even in this state we are powerful support for those around us.

Breathe deeply and care for those nearest to you.

Image by Sasin Tipchai from Pixabay

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