When we really see, in our
mind’s eye, a person we think we don’t like, and instead of solidifying our
reasons for hatred we honestly wish them happiness, good health, safety, and an
easeful life, we start to forget what we thought we hated and why we felt that
way in the first place. A sense of equanimity toward everyone arises as we do
this practice—we feel compassion for those who were once invisible to us, and
our disregard and apathy morph into concern for their well-being and safety.