Research shows when we consciously send compassion and warmth to others through loving-kindness meditation, we feel more connected to people we love, friends, family, neighbors and even strangers! Feeling connected builds our capacity for kindness and compassion, decreases our bias towards others and increases our own well-being. Try one of our loving- kindness practices and notice what happens.
Is the purpose of life to be happy? If so, that’s a pretty tall order for humans given the range and nuance of our emotions. Plus being in a constant state of happiness might not be as amazing as it sounds.