Sharon Salzberg is an American author and meditation teacher. She is cofounder of Insight Meditation Society, in Barre, Massachusetts, with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein, and the host of the podcast The Metta Hour.
From Sharon Salzberg, a pioneer in the field of meditation and a world-renowned teacher acclaimed for her down-to-earth style, Real Happiness is a complete guide to starting and maintaining a meditation practice.
This classic loving-kindness meditation can help you to awaken to how connected we all are. You don’t have to like everybody, or agree with everything they do—but you can open up to the possibility of caring for them, because our lives are inextricably linked.
When people and circumstances upset us, how do we deal with them? Often, we feel victimized. We become hurt, angry, and defensive. We end up seeing others as enemies, and when things don't go our way, we become enemies to ourselves.