First, a reminder that mettā practice is a training. We’re training to lead with our kind hearts—to lead with the heart in our own experience, and in our interactions. Sometimes we can do that by asking a question. “Where’s my heart at right now?” This is a great daily life practice. “Am I present? Am I present to my heart?” Or as Julia Butterfly Hill asks, “Am I meeting this moment with love?” Just like the mettā phrases, questions like these are not demands, but invitations to the heart.