Just another thought:
If you make the decision to meditate, you are doing it out of compassion and loving kindness for yourself. You see your own suffering and therefore you create compassion for yourself. The determination to meditate in order to overcome this suffering is loving kindness.
Besides, during meditation you are not doing akusala bodily (killing, stealing, sexual misconduct) or verbal actions (lying, slandering, rude speech, idle chatter).
meditation is doing good and abstaining from evil deeds, which leads to the purification of the mind.
"Once you understand anatta, then the burden of life is gone. You’ll be at peace with the world. When we see beyond self, we no longer cling to happiness and we can truly be happy."