Loving kindness, or mettā, is a meditation technique where you intentionally cultivate positive, happy, loving thoughts and feelings: thoughts of good will towards yourself and others, and feelings of happiness, unconditional love, joy, and care. Loving kindness is relatively easy, extremely enjoyable – even blissful – and it can genuinely change your life.
Loving kindness is a translation of the Buddhist word mettā. Other translations might include friendliness or goodwill. Loving kindness is one of the four Brahmavihārās.