We closed with the Peace and Kindness meditation. Research shows that this practice increases feelings of warm and happiness, as well as kindness towards ourselves. It works by recognizing we all want the same basic things in life – good health, happiness, and peace – and this can counteract feelings of loneliness.
In this practice, you extend wishes of well-being to people. You can use the statements in the image above, or alter them as needed so they are meaningful to you. You can picture specific people, such as someone you love and miss right now. You can also think of people whom you don’t know but wish to extend thoughts too – e.g., staff in the grocery store, healthcare workers, etc.
Try our guided 10-minute Peace & Kindness practice (Paz y Bondad).