Metta is the loving-kindness meditation that I know from Theravada Buddhism. In an effort to soften and heal myself I’m going to make this a part of my daily routine just like the microcosmic orbit.
Today I sat with my wife in the meditation room and did this 15-minute Metta meditation. It was beautiful. I started crying after two minutes and didn’t stop until the end. I felt this is what I need. During the meditation I saw the lotus flower my mom placed on my heart rotate and emit a bright golden light. I think I understand now why that flower is there; I have to nourish it.
I think a basic level of love is needed before thankfulness or appreciation can be felt.