One definition of meditation is the development of the mind and heart. All of us have a range of qualities inside us – some are skillful, while others lead to suffering for ourselves and the world around us. As the qualities of awareness, wisdom and compassion gain momentum through our meditation practice, we can shift from stress and reactivity towards greater freedom and ease.
It is through patient and relaxed moment-to-moment awareness that we can discover the transformative power and joy of this practice. When the mind and heart are developed, our own suffering is lessened, and the wisdom that brings about compassionate action in the world naturally arises.