The purpose of this meditation is to generate a wish to not commit negative actions and then to consider what this means in light of wishing love.

I began by mixing my mind with my Guru’s stability and stillness, and when my mind had stopped racing around like a shopaholic in a town centre where all the shops are giving away free stuff.

I started by thinking about karma, and how if I can maintain a virtuous mind, this will stimulate virtuous karma to ripen. I focused on the feeling of maintaining a contented mind, completely satisfied with things just as they are. I let this feeling fill my mind and I focused on it…

After a while I thought about wishing love.

It seemed to me that with a mind of contentment, I had SO MUCH space in my mind for wishing others to be happy. I felt very peaceful and outwardly focused, and I remained in that place till the end of the meditation.


May all living beings practice contentment and reap the rewards of their karma, leading them to the ultimate peace of full enlightenment.

Practice in the Meditation Break