how we speak and how we act begins in the heart and mind. Thich Nhat Hanh speaks of watering the seeds of kindness and nonharming within our heart and mind. meditation is watering those seeds.
there is Native American story of feeding the wolves. we have within us the bad wolf filled with arrogance, envy, anger, greed, false pride, bitterness. and we also have the good wolf filled with empathy, kindness, compassion, generosity, joy, peace, and love. they are battling. which one will win? the one you feed.
meditation is feeding the good wolf.