Hugging and meditation are loving acts. Meditation develops divine love which we can express with a loving hug. It feels good to be in the embrace of a hug - to give a hug, and to receive a hug. We are transported back to the warm feeling and security of infancy when we were fed within the embrace of a hug, heart to heart.
Today, we are still fed with feelings of warmth by participating in a loving hug. In interaction with people, pets, and all living forms we feel our individual self, connected to our infinite, all-encompassing Self. We experience that we are one of the parts, and part of the One.
While in our bodies let's make use of them by giving hugs spontaneously, and with intention. This is practical spirituality in action, as it is spiritual to be kind and caring. Hugging shows we care.
Hugging is physical, mental, emotional, spiritual; all the parts of us included in a hug. And, it is such a simple act. Hugging takes us from self-centeredness to Self-centeredness. No one is totally independent from others or the resources provided by others. In hugging we acknowledge our interaction and interdependence within creation.
In recognizing our interdependence with creation we feel more kinship and care for creation, giving us the incentive to be caring with those outside our home, in community, country, and with our environment. In recognizing our interdependence we come to feel the whole world as our home, and in this consciousness we act for the good of the whole world spontaneously.
Hugging one-to-one grows into consciousness that we are interconnected with the world as a whole. And in world consciousness we feel abundant warmth and comfort; that warm family feeling on a grand scale.
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Meditation Lessons for Teens and Adults
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Article by Susan Helene Kramer
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