The root of metta must begin by instilling in yourself the strength, support and loving-kindness that you will then draw upon to bless others.
Much like any other remedy or proposed fix out there, I became a sucker for the benefits that the practice of meditation claimed to produce, and thought, "Sure, why not?” While I was initially only interested in meditation for superficial reasons, I quickly became fascinated with its ...
Drink this snake oil, and you will be fixed/enlightened/saved. Take this workshop, and you will be feminine enough to catch an awakened man.
Though sometimes I dream about ditching all digital devices to live a life in the mountains, I like what technology creates in my life, and I'm not at all suggesting we go back to living like our ancestors did in the stone-age… so I would like to create a peaceful and balanced relationship ...
However much we, or someone else, might recommend a path or perspective, we have to make our own spiritual experiments, and become our own scientists of the soul.
At the meditation retreat, I cried in the shower. I cried for so much bullshit. raw and exposed, and feeling so close to something real and constant, I let loose.