Practicing loving kindness for someone for whom you aren't feeling all that loving, or all that kind.
Bring a difficult person to mind. An enemy, an adversary or someone you simply don't like.
See them as a baby - fresh and new - innocent and untainted by time or circumstances.
Or visualize them as a four year old - smiling and carefree.
If they stubbed their toe...& CAME TO YOU, what would you do?
You would offer them compassion, and care.
The magic of this practice is that it reveals our inherent goodness .
It's less about the other person.
It's about our own ability to love, to transcend our own biases and beliefs, in the service of wisdom, humility and our shared humanity.