“Loving-kindness does not mean trying to like the unlikeable. That’s the same as trying to taste something bitter and pretend that it’s actually sweet. We need to be realistic and say: ‘This is a bitter taste. That’s a painful memory. This is a painful sensation in the body.’ That’s what it is. Mettā is not making ourselves like the unlikeable, but rather radically and totally accepting what is here. If there’s a bitter taste, recognize it as bitter – this is something that can be experienced. We have a tongue and it’s able to perceive flavours. There are sweet flavours, there are sour flavours, there are bitter flavours. This is a bitter flavour. That’s what it is. Nothing has gone wrong. It’s not ‘bad’. It’s just a flavour that we can experience. Here it is. It’s like this. So this is the quality of mettā – a radical acceptance, a wholehearted acknowledgement and recognition.” 🙏❤️
Excerpt from The Breakthrough by Ajahn Amaro
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