Changing the World Through Love
This is a beginning of true change in the world. True tolerance. It has to start with us...to our own self.
An experiment you might like to try:
Over the next period of time, set aside 10 minutes a day to enter a meditative state and send oneself Metta, loving-kindness.
Pick four statements of what you would like to wish yourself: peace of mind, healing of the body, etc.
Imagine yourself in your heart and send yourself these thoughts of kindness and well wishes.
Feel the goodness in your heart as you send the love, and the goodness as you receive the love.
Experiment with feeling the love as both the giver and receiver.
If you wish, you can go further in this meditation. Imagine a loving friend, and send the 4 statements of kindness. Imagine a neutral person, a person in the news.
If you truly want to explore this, send kindness to even an enemy. How does this feel?
Lastly, send these wishes to all on the planet- or even the universe. May all beings have happiness; may all beings find peace; may all beings be healthy; may all beings take care of themselves with joy.
May you find more and more compassion for yourselves in the days to come. More Metta.