Metta is a meditation technique for offering loving kindness. As a full practice we direct lovingkindness toward ourselves and then, in a sequence of expansion, towards somebody we love, someone we are neutral towards and someone we have difficulty with. The meditation closes with directing lovingkindness to all. This metta test over an Impressionist photo from the Modern Coastal Collection gets you started and also reminds you to give yourself some love. Hang it in the bathroom and use say it 3 times as a hand wash “mantra” replacing “I” with “all” on the second round and “earth” on the third. Put it on your desk to remind you to take a quiet break throughout the day and giver yourself, or someone else, some extra love and a few deep breathes.
About the image: This is a special image taken on my birthday in 2019. One year and 7 days from my head injury and the first photo trip I was able to take. I drove down to the OR Coast to spend some time with my camera, not sure exactly how I’d do. I’d say a little lovingkindness came my way that day! Big thanks to my friends at the Inn At Arch Cape for the cozy spot on my favorite beach and for always taking great care of me.
Metta is available for a limited time only as a Birch Wood Tile print. Because I care about our planet I’ve chosen a wood print production facility in the US powered with 100% solar power and for each wood print purchased a Redwood Tree is planted.