Ajahn Nissarano explains how meditation helps us take the first step to world peace by developing a positive, calm state of mind. He describes how we can dissolve the five hindrances or blocks to meditation and reduce depression, anxiety and anger by developing positive emotions and gratitude. The results are an increase in satisfaction, contentment and fulfillment.
He then guides us through a very gentle, peaceful meditation flavoured with a positive emotion to help give it a warmth and pleasantness which the mind likes. He starts by encouraging us to prime the meditation by setting a clear intention, and follows this with a guided relaxing body scan associated with a warm, kind, grateful attention to the body. Finally, a mantra of thankfulness and gratitude is used to further calm the mind in a positive, easy flowing way.