Lovingkindness meditation for ourselves is a powerful way to deepen our inner strength. It is a process that evolves over time, as we learn to let go of self-criticism and self-judgment. It becomes what Tara Brach calls a spiritual reparenting, learning to relate to ourselves with kindness. It involves learning how to be a good friend to ourselves, and remembering our fundamental wish to be happy and safe.
In this meditation you are invited to visualize a benefactor wishing you well, and then to do the same thing for yourself, bringing to mind your good qualities and positive attributes. Try it, you might be amazed at the results :)!