When we practice loving eyes, we catch a glimpse through the fourth eye, the eye of the bodhisattva. Seeing with loving eyes is not a one-way experience, nor is it just a visual experience. When we touch something with loving eyes, we bring a certain warmth from our side, but we also may be surprised to feel warmth radiating back to us. We begin to wonder, is everything in the world made of love? And have I been blocking that out?

Jan Chozen Bays in How to Train a Wild Elephant and Other Adventures in Mindfulness