Last week I introduced the quote below to the Wednesday meditation group. People there were asked to “meditate as an act of love”. After the sit, we discussed what that means and how mindfulness and being present with oneself is a loving practice. – Carla

Don’t meditate to fix or heal yourself, to improve yourself; rather, do it as an act of love. In this way there is no longer any need for the subtle aggression of self-improvement, for the endless guilt of not doing enough. It offers the possibility of an end to the ceaseless round of trying so hard that wraps so many people’s lives in a knot. Instead, practice meditation as an act of love.

– Bob Sharples