My Favorite Meditation: Part III

In these previous posts I described the first two parts of my favorite meditation, a three-part sequence which I use to find peace. The first part removes unpleasant feelings and attachments, emptying the mind; the second part fills the heart with compassion and kindness. This third part “locks in” the first two parts by bringing…

My Favorite Meditation: Part II

Loving Kindness. This is the second post in a series describing the three-part meditation I do that always brings me peace. The first part, described here, describes briefly how to identify exactly what’s bothering you and release it. This leaves your mind empty, clear, and open. Now you need to fill it up with something…

My Favorite Meditation: Part I

Tell me, men of learning, what is Longing made from? What cloth was put in it that it does not wear out with me? Gold wears out, silver wears out, velvet wears out, silk wears out, Every ample garment wears out — yet Longing does not wear out. Great Longing, cruel Longing, is breaking my…