According to Buddhism it is possible to consciously develop a sense of care towards ourself and others. Meditation can give us the space to consciously look at the emotions we have towards any person. And because our emotion towards a person is often based on our view of them, if we transform the view of the person to be more realistic than it is, and see them not as an object but as a living being who cares about their experience; wants to be happy and does not want to suffer, then the emotion we have towards that person is transformed from indifference or hostility to a sense of care for them.
Guided meditation on developing loving kindness towards ourselves and others (41 minutes) – find a way to sit comfortably on firm cushions or a chair and listen to this guided meditation.
Loving kindness meditation – 12th July 2015