Tuesday, December 30
Karuna - Compassion
"May you be free of suffering and its causes."
This morning's meditation started off blurry, but when I switched from metta to karuna, things sharpened into focus. In particular, directing it to Sakula brought a more peaceful state.
It seems that making the brahmaviharas specific is very useful, directing them toward individuals. My tendency is to want to just skip directly to "all beings," but the personal progression is actually more beneficial. There's a good reason why it's taught that way.