Backstory: Brief description of my first experience with the work in Lovingkindness 2.0.
One participant’s reflection upon Lovingkindness 2.0’s impact on her relationships:
“So happy with the growth I experienced in LK 2.0. A fresh, honest view of myself and the person I chose to work with; I experienced a breakthrough in a personal relationship that will have long-lasting impact.”
During the four weeks of Lovingkindness 2.0, you’ll have the opportunity to:
- let go of baggage— thinking that no longer serves you and old, buried feelings you might not even know that you still harbor.
- open up to those you want to deepen your connection with, such as work colleagues, members of your community or family members you’re not particularly close to.
- let go of toxic relationships when you wisely know it’s time, and not just because you’re angry or afraid.
- cultivate ways to safely and respectfully navigate challenging relationships, so they can improve— or, at the very least, be less harmful.
The Inner Junkyard: A Selection from my talk in Module 1.
How others have grown from Lovingkindness 2.0:
- They softened their armor – defensive, reactive and overly-protective behavior melted away.
- They found genuine courage – not just “poker face” — but courage to really be present and show up in their relationships.
- They cleared the clutter in their head – and witnessed a bigger picture of reality, where possibility actually exists
- They sharpened their emotional intelligence – based on knowing how they really want to feel
- They deepened their personal meditation practice – learning a simple but powerful, more seasoned version of Lovingkindness Meditation to get real with themselves.
If Lovingkindness 2.0 is for you, it’s because:
- You’ve practiced Lovingkindness Meditation, have found it beneficial and are now ready to find the courage to do the work to deepen, empower and authenticate your practice.
- You have a relationship (partner, friend, family member, or even a difficult work colleague) that you sense can be more fulfilling and connected and (depending upon the nature of the relationship) perhaps even more committed.
- You’re ready to own your thoughts, feelings and actions.
- You feel inspired to shift the dynamic of a relationship and want to learn how.
- You’ve decided to release a relationship (to consciously uncouple or discontinue work with a certain colleague, for example) and would like to release the stories and baggage you’re holding onto about them so that you can move on with more clarity, freedom and velocity.
One participant found the key to understanding a lot of the issues she had with other people:
“In all my thinking about relationship challenges, I had no idea how important forgiving myself was.”