Exercise in the recognition of virtuous feelings

Ask a child (or anyone) to draw a picture that feels like ‘love’. It can be abstract, concrete – doesn’t matter. Ask the person to look inside himself and think about what it feels like to love, and to translate that into a drawing.

However, it is not the drawing that counts. It is an exercise in recognizing love as love when one experiences it.

By creating a salience for such virtuous feelings (and not for negative feelings), the person will easier recognise love (‘experience love’) and act upon a positive rather than a negative interpretation of the world.

We must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
— Henry David Thoreau