A meditation practice that is exceptional in it’s beauty and simplicity is Gratitude meditation.
In his book, A Year to Live, Stephen Levine writes “Gratitude is the state of mind of thankfulness. As it is cultivated, we experience an increase in our sympathetic joy, our happiness at another’s happiness…. we begin to feel a growing sense of gratitude for whatever happiness great or small that comes to those around us.”
Practicing gratitude increases our appreciation for life. It brings balance and kindness to ourselves. Try it. In a journal, write down three things you are grateful for every day. You will likely find that your sense of well being is heightened. And give at least one gratitude each day to a coworker, family member, or friend. You may notice your heart feeling warmer and lighter.