When life becomes difficult, self-compassion is an essential skill. Settle in for this comforting meditation.

Life can feel broken…wounded…challenging…and fatiguing to adapt to so much change.

A quote by Leonard Cohen reminds us…“There is a crack in everything.  That’s how the light gets in.”

This compassionate light meditation gifts you with compassionate presence by applying a common meditative approach. Light is a universal symbol for virtuous qualities such as love, truth, and wisdom. When we visualize light within ourselves, we affirm our good qualities. When we focus our attention on our heart, we generate changes in our heart rhythm pattern, or heart-rate variability, that is central to down-regulating the stress response and restoring inner stability and peace.

Together, let’s pause to enjoy a brief version of this meditation in a relaxed and unhurried manner to establish compassionate presence. In a suffering world…we cannot give away what we do not have. Fill before you pour.