Monday, January 27, 2014

Fun Monday Challenge #35 - Loving Kindness in Art

"Sacred Space" collage by Lani,  textures by FlyPaper.
There is some nice research on Loving-Kindness Meditation Increases Social Connectedness by Cendri A. Hutcherson, Emma M. Seppala, and James J. Gross of Stanford University.  They do a nice review of the literature on positive effects of enhancing our pro-social behaviors and our sense of connectedness with others.  Really heartening research!

So here's my idea, we can create our own Loving-Kindness art and pro-social feelings right here, right now.  Just find a wish, intention, or prayer that encourages a feeling of loving-kindness within and create a collage, still life, photograph, painting, or drawing to embody your choice.

May we all be happy.
May we all be free from suffering.
May we all dwell in peace and ease. 

And as always feel free to share your work or play on Instagram by adding #14SecretsChallenge to your description, or by adding your photo to our Flickr pool

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