“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.”
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.