Here's a random selection of lovingkindness quotations, videos, and photos, just for inspiration. Inclusion is not a sign of our endorsing any one religion or person over others.
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“For all of us, love can be the natural state of our own being; naturally at peace, naturally connected, because this becomes the reflection of who we simply are.”
-- Sharon Salzberg
“The more we genuinely care about others the greater our own happiness & inner peace.”
― Allan Lokos
“We all are so deeply interconnected; we have no option but to love all. Be kind and do good for any one and that will be reflected. The ripples of the kind heart are the highest blessings of the Universe.”
― Amit Ray
“We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh
“When one has once fully entered the realm of love, the world — no matter how imperfect — becomes rich and beautiful; it consists solely of opportunities for love."
― Søren Kierkegaard
“Each of us has a genuine capacity for love, forgiveness, wisdom and compassion. Meditation awakens these qualities so that we can discover for ourselves the unique happiness that is our birthright.”
― Sharon Salzberg
“Agape [another word for lovingkindness] is total love. It is the love that consumes the person who experiences it. Whoever knows and experiences agape learns that nothing else in the world is important – just love."
― Paul Coelho
"Your present worries, preoccupations, and fears are ephemeral, even illusory. They will change from day to day; they are not who you are. Lovingkindness is who you are at the very core. When you experience and practice lovingkindness, from the heart, you are your truest and most powerful self. In this complex, beautiful, troubled world, love is what matters. In this challenging, wondrous, impermanent life, love is what endures."
“It is possible to live twenty-four hours a day in a state of love. Every movement, every glance, every thought, and every word can be infused with love.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh