To move toward kindness and compassion, one must practice heartfulness. Heartfulness involves the mental repetitions of kind-wish phrases. These kind-wishes can be about yourself or about something you want to experience that will make you happy. You can think about heartfulness in three different ways: cultivation, digestion, and concentration. The opening up of the heart part of heartfulness is known as cultivation and through this process one is cultivating feelings of warmth, connection, tenderness, joy, etc. With the digestion part of the process, you are trying to overcome the obstacles (emotional and physical) that accompany heartfulness. Lastly, concentration is where you put all your attention toward the phrases you are thinking, see where you feel these phrases, and what emotions they provoke. You don’t necessarily need to feel anything, you just need to focus on what these phrases mean.