Commitment is a big word. So big to some that they consider it a boulder that weighs one down considerably.
Faced with the possibility of not being able to make the 15 minutes meditation practice on Full Moon days due to other worldly commitments, some just opt not to be part of this Metta Round The World initiative however much they would want to be able to do their part and radiate metta for the world.
Consider that heaviness on your chest just lifted.
Your participation in Metta Round The World’s global meditation on compassionate love is NOT a commitment to meditation strictly on Full Moon days. Our Metta Round The World specified Full Moon dates are according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Different parts of the world follow different lunar calendars and the Full Moon dates vary with just one or two days different from one another.
Therefore, it’s still alright if you are going to miss or missed the 15 minutes metta practice on our specified Full Moon date — it’s OK to put in the practice one day before or one day after. What is important is that one did put in the practice and even better if one can meditate on all three days!
Then there is the requirement for daily practice when it comes to the Vesak month which we have specified as April 21 to May 21. You have worries now that there may be days that you may miss out. Fret not. Just put in double the time the next day to make up for it. Again, what is important is one puts in the practice.
As a matter of fact, the metta practice can grow in you and be habit forming. Trust me, one can find that the day does not seem right if one missed out on the blissful metta practice.
May you be well and happy always!