Loving-Kindness Meditation

Posted on Jun 27, 2021 in Posts

Prof. Barbara L. Fredrickson (University of North Carolina) tested the effects of this meditation from the Buddhist tradition in a field experiment with working adults, and found that it “produced increases over time in daily experiences of positive emotions, which, in turn, produced increases in a wide range of personal resources (e.g., increased mindfulness, purpose in life, social support, decreased illness symptoms). In turn, these increments in personal resources predicted increased life satisfaction and reduced depressive symptoms.”

In her book, Love 2.0, she relates the positive effect of this meditation on relationships.

Listen to Joseph’s version of it here: