16 January 2554
Meditation for Peace
Loving OurselvesBy Luang Phaw DhammajayoWhen we talk about loving ourselves, we are not referring to selfishness. Learning to love ourselves is very important. If we love ourselves correctly, we will reach true happiness. In fact, out correct love of the self will bloom universal love, the love of all of humankind without expectation of reward or gain. To love ourselves in the appropriate way, we have to still the mind by relaxing and gently closing our eyes, bringing the mind to the centre of our bodies.When the mind comes to a standstill, it will fall down as if into an air pocket. Then, a light much like sunlight will shine brightly inside of your mind, glowing as if we have cleansed our bodies, speech and minds of contamination. By practicing meditation in this way, you will learn to create peace and serenity in your lives. Blossoming from the positive emotions created, which feels unlike anything we have previously experienced, we will soon learn to love ourselves. We have been looking for this happiness, but could never find it.Through meditation, we will achieve a level of self – love and self – reliance that we never thought we could feel. When we depend on other people for comfort, there is always a chance of conflict or disappointment, but with a mind clarified through meditation, solitude becomes natural and you will never feel tension or anger. By closing our eyes lightly, relaxing and stilling the mind at the centre of our bodies, we progress toward the source of true love and happiness, which can be found deep within each of us.
When we talk about loving ourselves, we are not referring to selfishness. Learning to love ourselves is very important.Dhamma Articles > Meditation Articles and Techniques > Meditation for Peace
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