The practice of metta, or loving-kindness, helps to reduce the tendencies of anger, hatred and grudges. Metta is a great healing force. It promotes the development of virtues such as compassion, altruistic joy, and equanimity. It also promotes patience, tolerance, gratitude and above all, a forgiving heart. Forgiveness is an important factor which helps in releasing emotional blockages due to grudges or remorse. When practised together with wisdom and insight, metta becomes a powerful healing force transforming us into a more caring, compassionate and sustainable community.