Metta, also known as Loving Kindness, helps grow our capacity to offer tenderness and friendliness towards ourselves and others. Below are a handful of resources to learn more.
Loving Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness – written by Sharon Salzberg, this book is an inspiring and accessible classic!
18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving Kindness Meditation – a brief article unpacking health benefits of a loving kindness practice.
The Art of Forgiveness, Loving Kindness, and Peace – a lovely book by Jack Kornfield offering relatable and gentle ways to direct compassion inwards out outwards.
Why Loving Kindness Takes Time – a wonderful reminder that like most things worthwhile, metta is a practice. This short article includes a link to a talk by Sharon Salzberg.
Check out Loving Kindness as an Attitude Practice and Metta Mandala for a couple of metta practices you can try on your own. For those of you in Portland, the July Waking Up series is focusing on Everyday Loving Kindiness.