Jhāna is an embodiment practice. Absorbing and settling deeply into presence, use awareness to encourage opening each part of the body. Enriched energy and heart can then begin to digest the events of the day and release them.
We enter meditation with a sense of faith, that there’s something beneficial that can be derived just by coming into the present moment. Witnessing, aware of, not in it, not rejecting it – a firmness of presence builds up. The initiation is faith, the consummation is wisdom.
Guided mettā meditation where we are really feeling the feeling behind the phrases. Offering unconditional kindness: to someone from an easy relationship; to more neutral relationships; even towards slightly more difficult ones; or to ourselves; and then out to all of life and the whole world.