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Prayer or Reflection Technique
This is a prayerful contemplative or reflective meditation to develop kindness.
To begin, sit straight on a cushion on the floor, or on a chair in a quiet spot where you will not be disturbed. If you like, have a little altar or table arranged with inspiring objects such as a lit candle, quartz stone or other natural gemstones, incense, fresh flowers.
Fold your hands in your lap or place them palms up or palms down on your thighs.
Calm the mind and body by doing even regular breathing without breath retention. For example, breathe in for 2 counts; breathe out for 2 counts; breathe in for 2 counts; and continue this pattern throughout your meditation session without actually saying or thinking the numbers.
To make the rest of the meditation prayerful begin by asking your inner Source the way to be kind in mind all the time. Being kind in attitude, thinking and acting is a method to be secure in happiness.
Your entire prayerful, reverent meditation should be contemplation and reflection on the qualities and methods of kindness, such as how to be kind, what the personal, family and worldwide benefits of kindness are.
Being kind allows peace to reign, and our planet sorely needs our prayers and thoughts for peace.
Finish with a deep breath and stretch out. Take a few minutes to write out new insights in a journal. I keep a journal and pencil next to my meditation altar. I also keep paper and pencil at bedside for nighttime inspirations.
Go on with your day, renewed and refreshed. May kindness and peace live in your heart and reflect in your gentle attitudes and actions with all.
For offline reading
God Speaks through the Holy Spirit - Reflective Meditations Forge a strong union with the Holy Spirit through the reflective meditation given to use with more than 100 spiritual topics and subtopics for personal and relationship growth. 198 pages.
Article by meditation teacher Susan Helene Kramer
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