This morning I got in a lovingkindness (LK) practice. I hadn't done that all week and what I noticed this morning, is how open I felt after the practice.
It felt like I "shifted" somehow while I was sitting, extending my thoughts. Especially when I was sending LK to a neutral person. There was more space - more heart space, so that when I shifted LK to a very specific person who I am struggling with, I felt a bit more open-hearted to this person.
The person I struggle with is a colleague at work, and this morning I took the LK on the cushion with me. When I saw him - first thing as I walked into the faculty house today - I felt less "snarly." That was a really nice feeling...a really nice "lift."
Small steps. Short post. Hopeful progress.
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