An Exhilarating Exercise

I highly recommend doing the following exercise and also reading the book.

Direct quote passed on to me by someone very good to me.  It is from the book Search Inside Yourself: Increase Productivity, Creativity and Happiness [ePub edition] Kindle Edition

by Chade-Meng Tan  (Author), Daniel Goleman (Foreword), Jon Kabat-Zinn (Foreword) 

Found on Amazon. 

Here’s the exercise:

“connect with the goodness within ourselves: our love, compassion, altruism, and inner joy. If you wish, you may visualize your goodness radiating out of your body as a faint white light. (Short pause) When you breathe in, breathe all your goodness into your heart. Use your heart to multiply that goodness by a factor of ten. And when you breathe out, send all that goodness out to the whole world. If you wish, you may visualize yourself breathing out a brilliant white light representing this abundance of goodness. (2-minute pause) Now, let us connect with the goodness within everybody we know. Everybody we know is a good person, possessing some goodness. If you wish, you may visualize their goodness radiating out of their bodies as a faint white light. When you breathe in, breathe all their goodness into your heart . . . (Repeat above.) (2-minute pause) Finally, let us connect with the goodness within everybody in the world. Everybody in the world possesses at least a hint of goodness. If you wish, you may visualize their goodness radiating out of their bodies as a faint white light. When you breathe in, breathe all their goodness into your heart . . . (Repeat above.) (2-minute pause) Closing End with a 1-minute rest of the mind on the breath”

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