Anando, whose name aptly translates to mean bliss in Sanskrit, uses her tranquil voice to guide the listener through a healing visualization. Friendly and warm, her voice sounds like the ideal combination of friend, teacher, and mother. Rather than deal with forgiveness, Anando deals only with the repercussions of personal pain and how to heal from the inside out, to carry on best in day-to-day life. What makes this meditation so useful is how understanding she is. As in yoga, Anando is sympathetic to how difficult or easily your mind focuses on healing. She constantly reminds the listener that whatever the level they are at, they are at the best level for themselves.
The first part of the meditation focuses on damage caused by others. She preaches a method of escape within one‚s mind and a change from within. She pays attention to the physical symptoms of stress caused by anguish and assures the listener that sometimes, the most powerful thing you can do is relax. Soft, unintrusive, ambient music plays in the background at times, as her voice soothingly transports you across your body and into the source of trouble and soon, healing ˆ the heart. Once in a state of peace, it becomes easy to see how the offensive person was in fact, not acting intentionally.
Her method not only promotes healing from within, but healing outward, radiating health and compassion outward, despite any offense from this person. Anando then acknowledges the pain that the listener may be feeling, in having enemies and in closing he heart. As unpleasant as the task of facing your pain is, in suddenly naming it and confessing to it, she manages to alleviate it. She ends with the final steps of self-loving, the dressing to the wound on the heart. Even her voice acts as an antiseptic as she guides the listener to self-acceptance, which helps erase damage. Finally, the listener is brought back to reality, with life and energy flowing form the heart outward, for a meditation that can be done for pains small or great.