This meditation is influenced by Jon Kabat Zinn' s Love & Kindness meditation. The more formal metta practice (compassion practice) typically starts off by giving love and kindness to yourself first before spreading it. However, this guided meditation takes a slightly different approach.
A lot of the time there is a pattern that people struggle to give love and kindness to themselves and find it easier to share that warmth with others. During this meditation, you will experience your heart open as you share love and kindness with others and let that be a gateway to foster love and kindness for yourself.
This meditation becomes a reminder that sometimes we must give what we would like to receive.