Day 17 is a song meditation on loving kindness, using phrases that are often used in loving kindness meditation. Loving kindness has a strong element of liking. Sometimes we can love people but don’t actually like them. This sometimes happens in our families. We love our parents or siblings but realize we don’t actually like them.. But to like someone, is to take love deeper. That is loving kindness. To like is to open up and accept ourselves and others for who we are, without judgement. We have to re-train the mind to cultivate loving kindness. It was once the heart’s natural response to be open and like unceasingly. When we are peaceful, the mind is free of judgements, dislike, and then loving kindness can flow from the heart. The music has been arranged and composed by Laura Fannon, and the song is sung by the Songsters.