I met an old friend today who I had unknowingly hurt with a lack of sensitivity. I could feel her anger and was not prepared, I felt shaken afterwards.
I realized that we need to have compassion and kindness for our "enemies". I saw how our energetic defenses keep love and kindness away and that forgiveness is requried when people hurt us.
What we think about we attract; this includes negative, defensive thoughts about others. We will get more of the same. So, why not think compassionate and forgiving thoughts and attract that? Not just with people but with animals and plants too and animals and plants feels our feelings..
Negative, defensive thoughts invariably have their roots in childhood experiences. So....start with compassion and kindness to yourself and then extend it to others. Keep it real and mean it from deep within your heart.