Loving Kindness for Self and Others

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Shani
Racing thoights
While saying nice things about someone I love, I realized my thoughts began to race of all the bad and good experiences with this person . This is when I started pausing between my inhales and exhales to become more aware of my moment and slow my thoughts. It worked.
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Dave
Warmth and Love
The warmth of kindness and love flows naturally outward from within when I align myself properly. Using the exterior as my inspiration I find the energy to bring that warmth into myself and out to the universe. Beautiful
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Meredith
Powerful
Sometimes self love can be difficult to create on its own, but cultivating love from that which I feel for someone else was so overwhelming and powerful. Thank you 🙏🏻
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Maria
Enlightened
My soul feels refreshed and rested. Allowing myself to feel all emotions and accepting what is and then releasing all that is Awesome!
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Denise
Peaceful
Always nice to be reminded of practicing love and kindness. I feel joy after 3 minutes of this meditation. Thank you
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Mico
An Unbreakable Bond
I imagined Taku, my guest brother back in high school. We met again after 9 years in Japan. I learned to take time to appreciate a friend's presence especially who is sincere of his intentions. There is a bond between us that kept us connected regardless of the changing seasons. I'd like to keep it that way.
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Karl
She is, therefore I am
I'm an honest man, so I'm writing this prematurely. I didn't finish the exercise, but it asked to focus on the person who brings you the most joy. I hope my "testimonies" aren't taking on a pattern of hardships. Yes I speak about negative or seemingly bad things that have happened, but please understand...this is the joy, wonder and enlightenment that ensued. My wife of 30 years, and my partner of 40. We met 17 (me) & 15 (her) and she has been my center since. She's walked beside me when I was upright. Allowed me to lean on her when I was weary. She's even carried me when I couldn't go on. Where she was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago. I was putting up a good front, but her strength, determination and love for life carried me through. She's given me 4 amazing daughters who have given me 6 wonderful grandchildren, and four new sons all of which I love as if they were my own. So, though I didn't finish (because my wife was distracting me ) I heard enough say this.
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Karl
Beautiful
I learned that... She and I are safe She and I are peaceful She and I amongst all the chaos and hardships...together we live, and love is ease. Thank you Aura!
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Jess 🖤
May we all live with ease
Beautifully said. Beautiful words. Truly helped to remain living in the present :)
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Aaron
Sharing love
This is one of my fav meditations. Thinking of a loved one, placing my hand over my heart and saying the things for both of us. This actually touched me so much I cried!
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QueenTakiyah
Wishing well
I like that this reminded that I can bless others no matter where they are or what they are doing. And that in so doing, I'm bringing goodness back to myself. That's not why I do it but knowing that is a nice bonus.
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Matthew
Made a wish for myself and my loving wife...
Sending her the good vibes wished in this session. ❤️Together we will make it! Now, off to my morning doctor's appointment!
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Kellee
A New Day 10-25-17
I’ve been wanting to explore this meditation and it brought so much peace to my heart. Saying goodbye to a friend who’s moving far away isn’t easy, but with this meditation it makes it easy to just wish the best and remember the memories..and soon you feel inside the compassion you need to let go of the fear of the unknown
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Mia
Real love is unconditional
And free from the decisions of others, even of the ones I love! The only one who can decide who, when, why and how I love is myself. My love is an action, not a reaction. A decision, not chance.
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Aegeda
Be kind to yourself
Many times we give so much of ourselves that when it comes to taking care of self there is nothing left to give. Remember that when you supply your needs there is more ease when you give to others.
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hayley
Loving Yourself
I️ learned that through loving ourself, we can more fully take care of those we love. But we cannot pour from an empty cup. We have to take care of ourselves first
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Tara
Loving kindness
The positive way I feel about my son when applied to myself is profound. To love myself, to promote happiness, good health, peace, and a life that is of ease and apply to myself as I would for my child is amazing. It is easy to wish things for someone else, but to apply with the same degree of passion to oneself is foreign to me.
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Valerie
Happiness
I learned that speaking and feeling the words of peace, love and kindness makes me feel very good.
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Clare
Loving kindnesv
Really enjoyed the visualisation of myself and my loved one. May you and I be well
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Joseph
Perspective
Made me think of happy thoughts of the day of the past it was a good all around session
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Everett
Justice for me
I took into heaven like birds of great fire flooding skies unknown to my light
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Walter J
Space Embracing
When I send good vibes out, they seem to come back to me multiplied. Not my intention, but a nice by product anyway! Kind of like when you give a hug, you get one too. I felt like I was giving space hugs to a certain someone and I was feeling loved too! I hope this becomes addictive!!
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Courtney
Day Four
This session taught me to come to terms with my inner self and imagine myself with someone that brings me happiness which ultimately resulted in calming my body and relaxing my mind.
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Dyon
Think of others....
I learned that When you think of others, others will think of you. ✨☮️✨
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Madi
Happy
I learned that I am so happy with the people close to me and wishing for others good will makes you even happier. Thank you for the wonderful life 🌏😍
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Liv
Spreading Love
Spreading love to this person, and a couple other people i was thinking of made me feel so warm inside. Spreading positivity and love whether it be through our meditation or in real life, is truly something beautiful and warm.
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Susan
Love
For my special needs son and for myself. I always pray for his safety, health, and living with ease adding that for myself was eye opening.
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J.W.
Sunday morning sparks
electricity arcs in the cold air magnetic waves of kindnesses the current flows everywhere tap into it pay it forward expect nothing in return
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Arlene
Loving kindness
I looooooved this meditation, the best I’ve had thus far!!! It allowed me to dig deep and bring to the surface a lot of ❤️!
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Joyce
Loving Kindness
I was thinking of a 4-day old baby I had the opportunity to meet yesterday that really made me smile and feel the love and kindness we all have to give. Namaste
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Liv
I learned thag
It’s going to be alright, I just need to breath and focus on my self and the loving people in my life
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Laur
mindfulness journey
i thought of my best friend. i learned that just thinking of her in this meditation, it’s easy to take myself to her presence. to be mindful, one of the things is to be able to see yourself wrapped in a feeling you’ve felt before. my theory is that if we’ve felt a presence, the floor as we walk through our living rooms, another’s fingers on our skin, we can / are able to take ourselves back to that memory / sensation in our mind.
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nicole
happiness
my love is growing stronger and more steady. my relationships are becoming less impatient and more mature.
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Molly
Kindness is the Key
Living a life without kindness will only lead to frustrations.
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Ruth
Relaxation
Is work. I have a ways to go before I get there. It’s a brain thang.
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Ruth
Relaxation
Is work. I have a way to go before I arrive to that point. My brain want cooperate and it’s so noisy 🙂.
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Jenny
Love light and happiness
I learned that.... Sending love light and happiness to all will bring them joy. My heart fills with happiness when sending my intentions out to all. ✌️♥️😊
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Manahil
Love
I learned that love can be shared with someone even if they are far away through your thought
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Michaël
Positivity to those who bring it back
I learnt and was reminded the two-way path of positivity. The person I admire and who I’m happy to be around is such because I appreciate her support and kindness, and I provide kindness and support. It is a mutual, two way bridge that connects us.
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Maddie
Love yourself and others
Give others a part of your light and watch it grow with time.
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Lily
Love Myself
We must love both ourself and others to be fully happy. We must show ourselves as much love as we show others.
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Sierra
Grace
I am filled with love and guided by grace when I extend good will to others. What I give will be returned to me.
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Lala
I felt stressed
I learn to breath and think kind thoughts when I feel a certain anxiety or stress in my day.
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Milton
Well wishes
Wishing happiness to myself and others brought me much peace and joy.
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genys
i felt angry
i learned that you just need to go to your happy place and just breathe.
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Ashlyn
Learning
I am learning to be at peace and let things go that I don’t need to hold onto and be happy
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Alyssa
My view
I need to think of other and not just myself I have a friend that is depressed because her dad has been in and out of jail for drugs I need to be thinking of her and not me Me and this girl have been friends since I can’t even remember
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alex
happy
I feel important. I feel a sense of relief. Great way to start off my day!
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Sara
Felt light come from me!
I felt comforted and at ease.. I felt my self-worth and goodness emitting from me out into the world, radiating from a place that normally knows darkness.. I was reminded I do have something to offer the world..
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Lindsay
TLC
Thankful I have love and warmth inside of me to give. Placing your hand ok your heart warms and releases the soul
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Alex
Warmth
I learned that knowing that a loved one that makes you happy is safe, is a great feeling and it makes you calm.
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Alexa
Food bring joy in the bad things
Recognising the good things in life will drown out all the bad.
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Alexa
Use the bad times
These are just experiences, they will help you reach the good times
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Megan
Moving.
I was surprisingly moved by this. Even though it was simple, it helped me feel a sense of warmth that nearly brought tears to my eyes. Self love is important.
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Krissy
Love and kindness
When I thought of my loved one and see their face. I noticed a tingling feeling radiate through my body, starting at the chest. What an amazing feeling!
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Louis
Loving kindness Naturally?
I enjoyed this meditation, however loving kindness does not flow naturally from my heart. Maybe the desire to be loving flows from within him me. However, what comes out of me towards others is often self-centered. I depend on the love of God through His Son Jesus to place in me His love. Only Ge can overcome the selfishness that naturally flows from my flawed inner self. Thank you God for your deliverance from a weak, dark inner nature mired in sin.
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Hannah
Day 32
Loving kindness meditations are my favorite. They allow me to not just focus on myself but someone I love. These kind of sessions kind of become almost prayerful for me.
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Jess
Love
Loving kindness is so wonderful. Shared it with my 8 year old son, so nice to have him sitting peacefully next to me and love that he enjoys the meditation too.