When we hug, our hearts connect and we know that we are not separate beings.
Hugging with mindfulness and concentration can bring reconciliation, healing,
understanding, and much happiness. The practice of mindful hugging has
helped so many to reconcile with each other- fathers and sons, mothers
and daughters, friends and friends, and so many others.
We may practice hugging meditation with a friend, our
daughter, our father, our partner or even with a tree. To practice, we
first bow and recognize the presence of each other. Then we can enjoy
three deep conscious breaths to bring ourselves fully there. We then may
open your arms and begin hugging. Holding each other for three in-and-out
breaths. With the first breath, we are aware that we are present in this
very moment and we are happy. With the second breath, we are aware that
the other is present in this moment and we are happy as well. With the
third breath, we are aware that we are here together, right now on this
earth, and we feel deep gratitude and happiness for our togetherness.
We then may release the other person and bow to each other to show our
When we hug in such a way, the other person becomes real and alive. We do not need to wait until one of us is ready to depart for a trip, we may hug right now and receive the warmth and stability of our friend in the present moment. Hugging can be a deep practice of reconciliation. During the silent hugging, the message can come out very clear: "Darling, you are precious to me. I am sorry I have not been mindful and considerate. I have made mistakes. Allow me to begin anew. I Promise."