Nurture Positive

This week’s blog is a contribution by Michelle Morris: When I was a young child I would imagine going to a place with animals that I loved, this gave me a deep feeling of calm and safety. We all have the capacity to create positive mental images and positive mental talk, which can trigger positive emotional body […]

Loving-kindness for others

I always felt overwhelmed, during my trips to India, by the number of people who were begging in the streets. There were children and old people, some who had a disability and others who were missing limbs. Mothers with tiny infants in their arms, young men with legs grotesquely swollen with elephantiasis, children without legs […]

Loving-kindness Part 1

‘Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.’ Henry James   May I be happy May I be healthy May I be peaceful May I live with ease.   These simple words of the metta, or loving-kindness […]

Living with ease

‘May I live with ease.’ This is the last line of the loving-kindness (or metta) meditation I often use during meditation classes and retreats. At first the phrase might simply sound pleasant, or even a little self-indulgent. We hear the word ‘ease’, and imagine an easy life. And yes, it does make sense to wish […]