Loving Kindness Meditation
There’s a brief description of this exercise here.
Inspired by my recent experiences with guided meditations, I found this one for loving kindness. I selected it mainly because it was short, and I wanted to compare doing a guided meditation with doing a non-guided one.
In this case I wasn’t sure I preferred the guided meditation. It wasn’t bad, obviously; it’s hard to be unhappy with feelings of loving kindness. But I think that the advantage of guided meditations is that they can help keep me on track, and with loving kindness I feel that there’s already enough structure to the meditation that I don’t have too much trouble with wandering.