Sharing the Love Light…I’ve been a Buddhist practitioner for some years, as well as practicing sitting meditation. My meditation practice has varied over the years, with more intensity in the past two years. During this time a significant change in my practice has been the addition of metta, loving-kindness meditation. I practice this daily. And my practice has intensified with time. Sitting quietly, I offer these intentions:
May I be an instrument of love. May I be happy. May I be well of body and mind. May I dwell in peace.
May all beings be an instrument of love. May all beings be happy. May all beings be well of body and mind. May all beings dwell in peace.
Simple words, but powerful ones. By focus & repetition on these phrases, one allows the intentions to become warm in the heart. Intention of mind then becomes intention of action and purpose. By extending loving-kindness first to ourselves, and then toward others, we are better able to be love in motion in the world. This practice is enriching and nurturing–love that fills my being! Such love flows out of me and enters into all areas of my life, including my creative work. I am thankful to be on this journey. I share petals of the love along the way, and so many more are scattered back to me.
The beauty about this practice is that anyone can embrace this practice, regardless of faith. It opens the practitioner up to experiencing, giving and receiving more love in his or her life. Two excellent articles on metta can be found here ( http://www.vipassana.com/
May all of you dwell in love and peace. May you all be well of body & mind. May you all be happy and take the light of love into your day…
Tracy Bakkelokken hails from the USA, but now lives in Norway. She is an artist exploring the path where creativity and spirit meet. Currently she is engaged in painting, writing and photography, in addition to creating for her shop PranaLight hosted at Etsy–offering a range of handmade art & jewelry designed to nurture and enhance the Divine Feminine Spirit. (http://www.pranalight.etsy.