Increased Compassion towards Others

meditation-image-24The mind, body and spirit are all interconnected, and a compassionate attitude is an integral part of this connection. A study published in the journal Emotion indicated that practitioners of loving-kindness meditation have an increased positive connection towards others, allowing meditators to be more grateful and selfless in their everyday interactions. Researchers explain that this form of meditation trains the mind to focus on compassion and positive thoughts towards others, strengthening individuals’ sense of social connectedness in the world. Other well-being benefits of meditation include better concentration, which means a better connection to the world, better sleep, which leads to a more promising waking life, and a longer life coupled with meaningful connections with others.