Offering our loving kindness is easy when we like the person on the receiving end. And we can stretch, without too much effort, to encompass the stranger about whom we feel neutral. Now, the person whose behavior irks or angers us? Hmmm….  

From the self-compassion we cultivated the previous week, we continue our journey along the path of the Buddhist Metta meditation, extending the circle of our loving care and concern a few rings outward.