Have you ever found yourself driving through a city like Los Angeles during rush hour? You might be both sleepy and irritable from a full day’s work. Times like this can make you wonder if it is really possible to learn to be more present and accepting of what is happening now.
Many simple and short practices have been tried and found to help increase the strength of this mental muscle that is often thought to have a physical location in the heart. This practice is in emitting unconditional love. The key is to practice often. If you feel that you need more intensive mental health services, look for a practitioner who incorporates mindfulness or meditation therapy practices like the one included below.
Throughout the day, look into people’s eyes as you pass by them or while you are in conversation. Send each individual a loving thought. Keep your own eyes soft and receptive. See if you can note the color of each person’s eyes and the beauty of the light of the individual’s eyes that is a reflection of that individual’s soul.
Practices like this one bring us into the present moment where there is connection. You might even try looking into your own eyes in a mirror and sending yourself a loving thought. When was the last time you connected with yourself?
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