Saturday, September 18
Keeping The Metta Going
It's working. Keeping the metta going throughout the day has been very effective in keeping me out of those hell realms.
Interesting to note: there's definitely a physiological component to all this. In the hell realms, when the mind is full of aversion & hate, there's a very specific physical feeling in the body: very heavy and unpleasant. Conversely, when the mind/heart is full of metta, the feeling in the body is very light, pleasant, buoyant. There must be specific chemistry at work here; I wish I knew what it was. But naming it is not so important; what matters is to keep the metta & mindfulness going.