Love, according to Barbara Frederickson, PhD, a leading researcher of emotions, is "micro-moments of warmth and connection."
She says love occurs anytime two or more people (even strangers) connect over a shared positive emotion (large or small).
These moments create changes in your brain and body that broaden your perspective, help you become more attuned to others, and allow you greater creativity and emotional regulation. Over time, little by little, these changes reshape your life for the better.
Learn how to get started creating micro-moments of warmth and connection with the people you encounter each day.
One simple strategy for increasing the number of micro-moments of warmth and connection you experience each day is by practicing loving-kindness meditation. Frederickson's research showed significant benefits to people who developed a habit of performing loving-kindness meditation.
The process is deceptively simple and the benefits are profound. The feelings generated in loving-kindness meditations affect your thoughts, body language, vocal patterns, and behavior.
Other people will feel safer and more comfortable around you--even though this practice requires no outward expression!
Interested in trying it out?
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