During April I had a “secret Metta friend.” I picked one of my yoga challengers and every time I saw her (which was every day) I said to her in my mind: “May you be happy, May you be peaceful, May you be free.”
Free from what? Free from anxiety and worry, free from everything that causes pain and suffering. Free from all psychological shackles.
I wanted that for myself, too. I wanted to be free from fear and timidity. Free from resentment and bitterness. Free from everything that keeps me small, restricted, boxed in.
Did my secret Metta friend receive my good vibes? Maybe.
Did my Metta boomerang back to me?
Yes it did.
Today I forgave. Today I buried a hatchet. Today I freed myself from years of resentment, hurt, and pain.
It took 10 years for it to happen, but it happened. I was weirdly afraid to let go of it. (I needed G to be with me.)
But tonight? Tonight I am happy. I am peaceful. I am free.
Sending Metta (lovingkindness) is powerful mojo. Try it. I promise: You will be astonished.