by Friends of Godwin
One thing I have discovered over the years is that people have tensions in the body. These
tensions that people carry, located in different parts of the body, are again due to the way they relate to emotions, or the way they have been relating to their body.
Therefore it is extremely important to begin the meditation of loving-kindness with our body. Really making friends with our body, really discovering our body, really learning to listen to our body, and learning to accept our body as it is, no matter what you discover in the body. This is why I have been emphasising: please be open to unpleasant sensations, tensions, pleasures or whatever you may discover in the body.