GUIDED MEDITATION: Metta - Loving Kindness to Me and Others 50/50 | Ajahn Dhammasiha
In this guided meditation, Ajahn Dhammasiha encourages us to cultivate Loving Kindness (Mettā) to both ourselves and othters in a balanced way. Curiously, we often neglect to radiate Loving Kindness (Mettā) to ourselves. We are all living beings and just on that account we qualify for full and unconditional Mettā, whatever shortcomings we may have.
There are trillions of living beings in the universe, and thus we sometimes may feel that only a tiny proportion of our Loving Kindness should go to ourselves, and the vast majority to those countless other beings. However, Mettā meditation is not quite so mathmatical. For starters, it may be a good idea to rather deivide it 50/50: 50% of our Mettā to ourselves, and 50% to others.