A Guide to Compassionate Meditation
Like any skill, committing time and effort to meditation guided by a sense of Compassion Improves and Enhances the Practice
Aligning Meditation with the Identity and The Purpose
In the realm of meditation one of the most prevalent misconceptions people face regarding the practice of meditation is that they don’t define a specific goal. “Setting an objective” could be a bit counterintuitive and restricting to the essence of meditation. For instance, weren’t we taught to be passive observers of our thoughts?
The main reason is that human beings are complicated creatures. As a species, we’re capable of altering the fate of the whole planet (arguably the fate of other planets too according to what you believe about the science of space). It is likely to be obvious that the byproducts from “human consciousness” are something should not be ignored.
As you get more proficient in your meditation practice, there will come an age when you have to face the complexity of your thoughts throughout the meditation practice, whether they are positive or negative. You must also strive to emerge as an improved person following every session. To do this, you must know how to base the practice of meditation by embracing compassion.
Giving is connected to Receiving
From a person’s point of view the act of compassion is typically regarded as an act of kindness. True acts of compassion are not separate from the idea that these actions should be completely free of any expectation of any way that will bring personal benefit. Why can’t we channel this feeling of compassion towards ourselves in the practice of meditation?
Meditation isn’t a boring exercise. When we practice it you must be ready to endure an endless stream of turmoil and confusion within our minds as long as we can achieve peace and happiness. If we start with compassion, we allow us to be in an attitude of forgiveness, acceptance, and compassion.
This way we are more at accepting our thoughts regardless of emotions we might have toward them. This means that we’re in our ability to recognize “negative as well as positive” energy that is present within our minds and our emotions. When we understand this, we will be able to use our meditation practices to the benefit of our spiritual growth.
Invite Compassion into Your Everyday Living
Integrating mindfulness into daily practices is to let both positivity and negativity to reside within your inner self. If you try to force yourself into attaining a certain mental state what you actually manage to accomplish is to distance yourself from that state. When you are mindful, you’ll be at accepting thoughts and emotions for what they are, not what you would like to see them as.
Let yourself be influenced by emotions and thoughts that you aren’t comfortable with. By being compassionate, you’ll be better equipped to embrace the challenges that arise in your life, no matter how depressing and stressed they create. Keep in mind that practicing compassion is the most effective way of interacting with our inner beings instead of making them our own worst enemies.