Thích Nhất Hạnh“Through my love for you, I want to express my love for the whole cosmos, the whole of humanity, and all beings. By living with you, I want to learn to love everyone and all species. If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth… This is the real message of love.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, Teachings on Love

If you have distaste or hatred for someone, what are the store-consciousness seeds in them that you will water? If we approach others with a small cold heart, how will our compassion and understanding manifest?

Our attitude towards others shapes our ability to see them clearly. We can develop a loving heart through the practice of metta, or loving-kindness.

May you be loved.