I have been “secretly” “sending metta” to someone who really hates me.
I will not describe the entirety of this mish-mash ritual I adopted for this practice. But, I will tell you everyday, 7 times a day, I stop and on purpose think of this person. I say their name (to myself), imagine their face and send them love and compassion. They’re sending me hate and I am sending back love. Why? Because it feels good- and their shit feels bad.
I LOVE you my enemy. I adore you my gossips, my doubters, my detractors, and “haters”.
LOOK OUT! I am sending you sweetness deep from my soul.
Maybe my love will make you feel better about you too… one day we will share a banana.