The Power of Loving-Kindness
Often we can find ourselves wondering what we can do to bring more Love, kindness and compassion (not to mention sanity) into a world that seems to be spinning ever more out-of-control on a daily basis. The answer came to me recently in an email that I received from Frank Lane; a friend, author and student of the Tao for the past 8 years. I will simply reprint what Frank sent me, which is an excerpt from a book called, The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World. You will find out who wrote this book at the end of the excerpt below. Though it can be easy to forget just how powerful the practice of meditating on Loving-Kindness in the heart, and radiating that Light to others can be, these words point out just how incredibly transforming this is, not only for ourselves, but for those around us. I encourage you to not only read these words, but to do your very best to live by them in your day-to-day moments, knowing that they are the key to a more loving, peaceful and gentle world. If it doesn't begin with us, who will it begin with?
"A scientifically controlled study conducted by German Researchers at the University of Kassel has shown that, while the chest area of an average person emits only 20 photons of light per second, someone who meditates on their heart center and sends love and light to others, emits an amazing 100,00 photons per second. That is 5000 times more than the average human being. Numerous studies have also shown that when these photons are infused with a loving and healing intent, their frequency and vibration increases to the point where they can literally change matter, heal disease and transform negative events. Ten minutes of meditating on compassion, on kindness for others, and you will see its effects all day. Thats the way to maintain a calm and joyous mind."
The Dalai Lama