Tag Archives: Loving Kindness

Transforming Anger and Resentment into Gratitude

    Bitterness, anger, and resentment can lie dormant inside us yet infiltrate our every moment. We often don’t see these disturbing thoughts and feelings especially when we’ve been living with them day after day after day.  We might try to suppress this or we can find ourselves exploding these feelings out into the world, not even intentionally. […]

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Remembering Self-Compassion

  The annual Networker Conference in Washington, DC  featured Tara Brach as the keynote speaker on Saturday morning.  To share her talk with you I wanted to pass on Tara speaking about Self Compassion, an incredibly important topic.  The more we practice self-compassion the more our hearts will ease.  

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Loving Kindness Meditation

  Buddhist Practice of Loving Kindness Meditation Loving kindness meditation is a beautiful antidote to the negative messages trauma survivors live with. It’s a Buddhist practice of meditation that helps cultivate the gentle, loving kindness that soothes and nurtures the pain of a trauma history. When I work with someone who is just starting out […]

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Classic Phrases of Metta

Classic Phrases of Metta Loving Kindness Meditation The classic way to practice metta is to recite four phrases over and over again silently, letting each phrase be savored before going on to the next. Sharon Salzberg is the Buddhist teacher who popularized this practice in the West. She wrote a beautiful book Loving Kindness: The […]

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Even With The Complications of PTSD Meditation Can Help

  Developing meditation skills will give you the life you want to live, freeing you from a life your history propels you into Meditation is one of the oldest, most reliable ways to bring forth calm and ease, helping to shift the overwhelming thoughts, feelings, somatic imprints left behind by trauma. Unfortunately, finding inner quiet […]

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