Imagine that you do not love someone, even hate and reject him. Now try to change your state to the opposite one. Can you do it? No, you cannot.
However, you do want it, and you need to change yourself. You understand that this hatred that you have pushes you away from spirituality and you cannot begin feeling the upper world. What can you do? Then you begin to ask to change your hatred to love.
How is it possible? You should not worry about it. A small ray of light is sent to you from above and you become a different person—young, beautiful, loving, and loved. Everything blossoms. This is the prayer.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/29/19