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September 21, 2020
Meditation with a Pet. This isn’t a formal meditation, but more of an experience that can be done in the company of a pet, familiar with you.
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The term “loving kindness” can seem, at times, like something impossible.

When we feel stuck in negativity, anger or hate, who feels able to tap into anything close to love, or kindness?

Living in the age of social media, it’s easy to assume that our fellow humans are perpetually blissful, and so filled with love that they’ve never known a bad day in their lives.

This belief can feed our dissatisfaction with ourselves, and make the practice of loving kindness feel even further from our reach.

A teacher of mine suggests that when we can’t access loving kindness, we can try “warm and friendly” instead.

Animals can be great guides on this path. They live perpetually in the present, and never resist their own emotions.

They can be amazing teachers of unconditional love.

Meditation with a Pet, Meditation with a Pet

This isn’t a formal meditation, but more of an experience that can be done in the company of a pet.

The animal doesn’t have to be your own, but it should be one who’s familiar enough with you to be near you, or better yet, sitting on your lap.


Observe the feeling you get from this being wanting to be in your presence.

Notice what it feels like to be accepted exactly as you are.

This being isn’t asking you to change anything about yourself.

It doesn’t matter what you look like, how successful you are, or what mistakes you’ve supposedly made in your life.

To this being, you are 100% okay, exactly as you are in this moment.

About the author 

Sean Fargo

Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a former Buddhist monk of 2 years, a trainer for the mindfulness program born at Google, an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, and an international mindfulness teacher trainer. He can be reached at [email protected]