Real Happiness Week Four: Day 25: Lovingkindness Toward Others

We take what we have learned so far with our lovingkindness practice and expand our circle by now including others. We start in the same way and this time we imagine each person. First, is a  friend, we repeat the phrases. May you be happy, May you be well, May you be safe, May you be peaceful and at ease. Or whatever variety of the phrases you choose as long as it is meaningful to you.

Next, we go to a friend who is experiencing difficulty, then a neutral person (neighbor you don’t know, grocery clerk), then to someone you find difficulty, then see who comes to mind. Again, we are repeating the phrases here. When you feel complete notice how you feel.

When I can encompass everyone in the folds of the blanket of lovingkindness, I feel an expansion in my heart like never before. I have to remember to include myself as well.

Here’s Sharon’s practice.

Let me know how this week goes for you with each practice that I post. You can join me in my mindfulness classes or if you would you like personal meditation instruction, I am happy to assist you through these practices. Contact me.


Recommended reading for Week Three of the Challenge is pages 152 – 160 and pages 177 – 183 in the second edition of the book, “Real Happiness”.






Deb Phelps

Deb Phelps

Deb Phelps is a certified Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher, and Practitioner since 1980. She is also a Mindfulness Coach, Sound Energy Practitioner, and Yoga Specialist who uniquely assists her clients to overcome stress, anxiety, PTSD, grief, and other life situations so that they can once again live purposeful, joy-filled lives. Deb has overcome significant life challenges aided by a variety of mind-body-spirit practices. By diligently using these tools over many decades, she found a life of contentment and equanimity. Through extensive education and life experience, including living for one year in a spiritual community, she assists and inspires others to do the same. ~ Deb Phelps, C.MI, MMT, E-RYT500, LVCYT, YACEP

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