A number of years ago, I went to an ashram in the Catskills of New York to escape Manhattan and the hustle and bustle of my long residency days. At an evening kirtan, a teacher talked about the term mudita.
From the Buddhist philosophy, mudita is often narrowly translated as “sympathetic” or “altruistic” joy. It is the pleasure that comes when we delight in other people’s well-being rather than begrudge it.
My teacher that evening interpreted mudita as the inner fountain of infinite joy that is available to each of us at all times, regardless of our circumstances.
I remember finding this concept so freeing . . . the power of being able to operate from infinite joy all the time.
And while this requires practice and patience with oneself, the ongoing practice of mudita has shifted my life into a deeper experience. I am able to stand in the center of actual, simple joys of my every day and take it all breath by breath rather than comparing the moments of my life to others and what I imagine them to have, that I in the past, I imagined I did not have.
I am able to count my blessings more, witness the joy of other people to feed my heart rather than threaten it and I find myself, overall, to be . . . FREE.
True freedom comes from this place of mudita.
And so in honor of the U.S. Independence Day, I share a guided meditation with you that allows for this inner freedom.
With love & light,
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