- Unoccupied space is needed within you so that the light that is hidden can expand and fill your being.
- Koan: Who is asking?
- Benefactor meditation: Sit and begin with metta phrases of lovingkindness. After about ten minutes, see if you can call to mind someone for whom you feel strong respect or gratitude. This person is your benefactor. It is good if this person is still alive and it is recommended that this person not be someone you feel sexual attraction to. So, call your benefactor to mind, perhaps with visualization or by saying their name to yourself. Recall the different ways they have helped or contributed to you or the world. Feel whatever feelings come from this - by observation; do not get caught up in the feelings. Now direct metta phrases toward your benefactor. Repeat the phrases.