A type of eagerness to teach my son swept through me, maybe we could continue the conversation on meditation we started. Instead he shook his head and said, “no, mom. Let me tell you what I do. I keep my focus on what I am doing. And I keep doing what I’m doing. Eventually they go to the top of my head and they just disappear.” I asked, “are you nice to yourself when you do that?” He looked at me blankly, “why wouldn’t I be?” And then he gave me a big hug and ran off to play. As usual, he had something to teach me.
It is 40 days into leading a 45 day practice on loving kindness (Metta). Just like in any type of meditation, our heads can become full of thoughts.
May our focus remain clear and bright for a world where children may live, breathe and play with safety and ease. May we all be happy and well. And have the means to do so.