"Our only hope for loving kindness is today, in this moment, this instant; there is no other soil in which love can grow. If the heart is to open, it can only happen in this very breath. What are you waiting for? How can you be kinder or more loving to yourself in this moment? Where will you place your care? What in your body or your heart is in need of special attention? Which person or situation in your life would benefit from a moment of loving-kindness?
Acts of love are often uncomplicated, small gestures that require little effort: a touch on the shoulder, a word of appreciation, a cup of cocoa, a warm bath, or a note of thanks. It could be so simple, so easy to be more loving in this instant. Loving kindness is the most powerful enzyme of healing and is always available to us in this very moment."