You are the most important person in your life. If you’re not okay, not feeling loved, it’s unlikely you’ll feel and be open to connect to others. When you have compassion for yourself and others, you’ll increase your sense of self-worth, and you’ll have more courage to show up for others. This meditation helps you to cultivate compassion – and yes, compassion can be learned!
“Compassion is a psychological resource – an inner strength – that can be developed over time. We grow inner strengths by having experiences of them that lead to lasting changes in the nervous system… Mental states become neural traits. This is known as experience-dependent neuroplasticity.” – Rick Hanson
Tip: Sit with the experience for a few extra minutes after you finish the meditation. The longer the positive experience, the stronger the neural pathway.