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.