Wholeness as Object Liberation: The Efficacy of Buddhist Lovingkindness Meditation
Lovingkindness meditation is a practice that can de-intensify the Persecutory Object and consequently promote intrapsychic wholeness. Mary, Deborah, Alicia, Norene, and Marcella speak of their lived experiences and understanding of wholeness. Buddhist nun Ayya Khema’s teachings on lovingkindness meditation is offered as a guidance on how to experience or re-experience the pristine ego through lovingkindness meditation. Contemporary Object Relations theorists Tsigounis, Schaff, Muzika, Engler, and McDargh contribute their thoughts on unhealthy ego functioning.