As a meditator on a life long spiritual journey, I meditate daily. Why? To develop qualities that will instill peace and harmony and uproot negativity.
Four mind qualities I’ve learned about and experienced from meditation and my study of Buddhism are:
1. Equanimity – developing a mind that is ever calm and balanced
2. Lovingkindness – Expressing kindness to all beings
3. Compassion – having compassion for those that are less fortunate and all that are suffering
4. Joy – in my life and joy for the happiness of others
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