Not to be confused with a Wishing Well wherein one throws money in exchange for a wish being granted, well-wishing is a simple spiritual technique that I encourage people to try.
Sometimes, the word "love" is tossed around a good bit in spiritual circles. The trouble is, of course that the word "love" can mean so many different things.
Perhaps, in general, we're talking about a kind of cosmic or Divine love, not a romantic or even generally emotional love normally conceived of.
So, too, an interesting point about spiritual love comes from William Peter Blatty's 1971 horror novel The Exorcist in which the elder priest speaks about a particular torment he encountered in life, his seeming inability to love certain other people for whatever reason- they were repulsive and so on.
Toward the end of the novel, he explains the trap he fell into here, and that it was something he should've recognized sooner: spiritual love is not about an emotion that one feels but rather about how one treats another. As long as he treated the people with human dignity and did right by them and tried to help them, that's what mattered, regardless of whether he found them personally disgusting and so on.
I put this in the category of "well-wishing." One can wish even the most terrible of people well in their life. One needn't feel a particular emotion or passion in order to do that. Do right by people. Treat them with their inherent dignity and worth.
This is at least one method by which we can begin to build compassion.
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