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Level 1
15 min

Dealing with Adversaries

Meditation | By David Harshada Wagner on Mar 12 2012
This meditation offers a way to directly deal with conflicts, quarrels, and enemies.


This meditation offers a way to directly deal with conflicts, quarrels, and enemies.


  • Mia Mironov     Mar 1st, 2014
    namaste :)
  • aimee hughes     May 3rd, 2013
    Thank you, Harshada. I really needed that and will continue with this meditation.
    Love and Light.
  • Abby Takarabe     Dec 4th, 2012
    Well that was uncomfortable! Maybe need to try it again in a few days. It softened the edges in me a little though.
  • Gerald Olson     Nov 16th, 2012
    Much respect.
  • Callie Julips     Jul 29th, 2012
    This meditation helped me to realise that I could give compassion and energy without it in anyway draining my own energy resources. On the contrary, I found my light energy surrounding me increase from next to nothing to a swirling vortex by the end of the exercise. I felt afraid to give to my adversary because I felt I would be vulnerable, unprotected. I was happily wrong. A lot of my hostility was sourced from that fear, while I recognise I have a way to go, I feel pleased and grateful to have done this practise. Thank you Harshada
  • Yoshie Witt     Jun 28th, 2012
    Thank you, this helped. I had a nice day at my work :)
  • PALOMA AVILES NUEVO     May 29th, 2012
    Thanks, this will save a friendship
  • anneye      May 12th, 2012
    Thank for you sharing this meditation. I am struggling with a long-time coworker that is a very challenging personality and cuts me down. After much work on my part I had cultivated a positive relationship and trust, yet recently I was hurt and my trust severely broken. It has been such a struggle and disappointment.

    This meditation was a huge release for me and I will practice it again. Your meditations are a truly a gift to me, that help me to let go and heal and move on a better and more true self. Thanks Greatly.
  • susan barber     Apr 28th, 2012
    in tears during this meditation as `i try to heal from someone who "does not wish me well" Namaste
    • anneye      May 12th, 2012
      Me too! Smiles and Strength from me to you.
  • Maurey Lancaster     Apr 14th, 2012
    Am going to a party where my adversary will be so am practicing sending light and compassion. Would also like to perform a gesture of respect- we will see how it goes x
  • Maurey Lancaster     Apr 14th, 2012
    Too bad there is not a place to upload videos here- I could film my dog's meditation and share it with you! Thanks for changing my life and my dog's life too! Om shanti x
  • D. Harshada Wagner     Apr 13th, 2012
    Thanks everybody- we will discuss the "sound bed" - that's the background sound. Up until now, we have used a recording of the instrument called the Tamboura. It is a traditional Indian thing. Sometimes it's the volume or the mix or even the recording- and yes- we can play with not using anything.
    We find it on the whole useful because it helps to mitigate the distraction of outside noises and also creates a sort of OM that everything else comes out of. But your voices have been heard.
  • Maurey Lancaster     Apr 13th, 2012
    I feel very calm and at peace with the person I focused on in this meditation. I think it might be nice to have meditations without music occasionally but the music sends my dog Frankie into a trance practically! He snores so loudly sometimes I have to listen up for the instructions. Too funny x
  • Jay Wehmeier     Apr 9th, 2012
    Good AM., tried this and two adversaries showed up. One from 2o years ago, when I was not too swell either. 1 who just surfaced in my life from 4 years ago. Thanks Harsada. Hope you are doing well.
  • pilar diaz     Apr 8th, 2012
    @yogagal - i feel the same way. it would be nice to have a meditation without music. even if just once a month! please harshada?
  • D. Harshada Wagner     Mar 26th, 2012
    The instructions don't require that. Try it again- you can be as angry or hate the person as much as you do. The beam of light isn't compassion necessarily. It can be a protective beam- even one that is designed to neutralize the negativity of the situation/person. Try it again. Allow yourself to be however you are.
    Check back in and comment- okay?
  • Amber Zietz     Mar 26th, 2012
    It didn't work! I was unable to think compassionately about the person I am at odds with. It is a horrible feeling to have! I need to cultivate compassion in myself before I can sent any kind of "beam".
  • Joanne Whitford     Mar 19th, 2012
    I love the concept of sending a beam towards an adversary, or adversarial situation; especially a healing, loving, offering.
  • Alyson Raskin     Mar 18th, 2012
    This has been my morning meditation for the past week, and i think it's a good one to continue as i slowly heal. Thank you.
  • Sharon Gollman     Mar 14th, 2012
    Thank you Harshada! I have been unable to sleep since 2:30 this morning after a quarrel with my husband....I had to listen to this twice and hope it gives me the Grace and wisdom to proceed through my day.
  • yogagal      Mar 12th, 2012
    I wish I could participate with your meditation sessions, but the sound track is like nails on a chalk board. Asked prior, would be nice if even once a month no sound is used so that those of us who prefer no music could benefit from your guided practice. Got half way, and had to stop...not because of topic or you, just the awful (to me) sound. Please at least consider. Thank you.