Meditation isn’t just about letting go in the present moment and experiencing deeper consciousness while you’re engaged in your practice. It’s also about what you take with you once you’ve re-entered the world.
Beyond the many benefits for our physical and mental health, one of the greatest gifts that meditation bestows upon us is a stronger sense of compassion.
A regular meditation practice helps us to listen more intently. Having sensitively observed our own thoughts, breath, and sensations, we’re able to better understand someone else’s experience. We judge less. We come from a place of peace rather than aggression. We’re more patient, open, and keenly attuned to the feelings of others. We become more accepting.