Sometimes referred to as LKM, Loving Kindness Meditation or ‘Metta’ meditation is a specific type of meditation called Compassion Meditation.
But Compassion Meditation is not some kind of fluffy meditation practice without proven scientific benefits. With the help of neuroscience, Compassion Meditation has been shown to stimulate different areas of the brain related to learning, decision making, rewards, positivity, and being eager to take action.
A traditional Compassion Meditation (LKM) has a format – you focus on you, then someone who cares about you, then a friend or family member, then someone neutral, then someone you dislike, then all beings. Personally, I find that most people prefer to start with someone who cares about them, and then move onto focus on themselves, but it’s completely up to you.
To introduce you to this type of meditation, try this guided meditation below. Of course, you can search for your own Loving Kindness Meditations as well, and eventually, practice the meditation on your own, but I thought this would be the best way to get you started.
Sending you all the positive vibes and loving kindness possible,