Once, a friend and I were meditating together on a hilltop. During that meditation, we extended our love and compassion out to the whole world. At the end of the session, my friend turned to me and asked, “Why do we reach our love out to everyone, instead of choosing who it should go to, like a family member who might need it most?”
Surely, the intention to bring love into a specific someone’s life will result in such. But as we are spiritual seekers who are constantly questioning and digging deeper, it is beneficial for us to analyze our limitations caused by the biases patterned into our minds throughout our lives and to use this analysis as an opportunity to grow.
We are not omniscient beings. We were physically born from a mother into a situation unique to us. Some of us grew up with big families, and some…
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