Why does it come as a surprise that it can’t always be easy to hold an open heart forests the difficult ones in our lives? I had the good kamma to enjoy an almost month long period where it was easy to generate compassion and concern, even in the face of negativity and criticism. Like everything, however, that time has not passed.
May I practice patience and recollect that, without other beings, there would be none to practice the brahmavihara with. May I be grateful to have such uncompromising spiritual teachers in my life to push me beyond my limits.