steal: loving-kindness meditation images

Recently, I gave a talk about loving-kindness meditation. Loving kindness is a contemplative-style meditation where we imagine feelings of.... well, love and kindness... filling ourselves up and beaming out to other people. 

It might sound a little woo-woo, but it's definitely not. In fact, it can be a perfect fit for those times when we're feeling gross and angry and sad and enough-already-I'm-over-it. 

{ I'll upload a recording of a loving-kindness meditation soon and link to it here. } 

As a part of my talk, I wanted to show loving-kindness in action, and so I used photos that I've taken throughout the years and used the awesome WordSwag app to create these images. I printed them at my local CVS (working on a time crunch!) and I was really happy with how they turned out. And now I want to share them with you!  

Feel free to download, print, Pin, share. If you post publicly, I'd love a shout-out, but mostly I just want to spread the love... and kindness! 👏 👏

I put a little bit of detail about the picture in the caption of each photo, as well as a link to each image on Instagram (+ on Dropbox for very high-res images.) If you want to grab all five images at once, get find on Pinterest. 

xo! Liza 

 NYC sunset –I took this picture during from the Brooklyn Bridge Park, overlooking downtown Manhattan and across into New Jersey. I *think?* it has no filter on it. Golden hour, yo! {{{  PICTURE ON INSTA  --  PICTURE ON DROPBOX  }}

NYC sunset –I took this picture during from the Brooklyn Bridge Park, overlooking downtown Manhattan and across into New Jersey. I *think?* it has no filter on it. Golden hour, yo! {{{ PICTURE ON INSTA -- PICTURE ON DROPBOX }}

 This image is from a collage I made using magazines. It's called "My Mind Is." {{  PICTURE ON INSTA  --  PIC ON DROPBOX  }}

This image is from a collage I made using magazines. It's called "My Mind Is." {{ PICTURE ON INSTA -- PIC ON DROPBOX }}

  I took this picture at Long Beach, outside of Cape Town in South Africa, from the beach in front of  our *stunning* hotel . The flat mountain in the middle / distance is table mountain. Some day I hope to go back to South Africa; it captured me. {{  PIC ON INSTA  --  PIC ON DROPBOX  }}

 I took this picture at Long Beach, outside of Cape Town in South Africa, from the beach in front of our *stunning* hotel. The flat mountain in the middle / distance is table mountain. Some day I hope to go back to South Africa; it captured me. {{ PIC ON INSTA -- PIC ON DROPBOX }}

 My tootsies, hanging off of a boat on the ocean outside of the Azores, Portugal. What a beautiful place! Quote credit to me, LOL! {{  PIC ON INSTA  ––  PIC ON DROPBOX  )) 

My tootsies, hanging off of a boat on the ocean outside of the Azores, Portugal. What a beautiful place! Quote credit to me, LOL! {{ PIC ON INSTA –– PIC ON DROPBOX )) 

 This is another (probably) unedited sunset / golden hour pic, this one out on the North Fork of Long Island, where we went a cottage every summer. The words are some of the wishes that we can send during loving-kindness practice. I choose to say "May you feel" instead of "May you be" because I think the language is gentler, and therefore easier on our minds. ((  PIC ON INSTA  --  PIC ON DROPBOX  }}

This is another (probably) unedited sunset / golden hour pic, this one out on the North Fork of Long Island, where we went a cottage every summer. The words are some of the wishes that we can send during loving-kindness practice. I choose to say "May you feel" instead of "May you be" because I think the language is gentler, and therefore easier on our minds. (( PIC ON INSTA -- PIC ON DROPBOX }}


Again: you can download high-res versions from Dropbox (or #regram on Intsta) using the links in each caption, find them on Pinterest, and even follow me on Instagram for more goodies as I feel inspired to share! x

idea, freebieAuthor: Liza Kindred