a friend of mine got me momiji manjuu from hiroshima :)
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
At the moment of waking up,
before getting out of bed,
get in touch with your breath,
feel the various sensations in your body,
note any thoughts and feeling that may be present,
let mindfulness touch this moment,
Can you feel your breath?
Can you perceive the dawning of each in breath?
Can you enjoy the feeling of the breath freely
entering your body in this moment?
Breathe in I smile,
breathe out I calm my body,
dwelling in the present moment,
it is a wonderful moment.
Thich Nhat Hanh.
Photo by Cody James.
A graphical representation of the contradictions in the bible. Each red line links 2 contradicting statements.
Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back. That’s part of what it means to be alive. But inside our heads - at least that’s where I imagine it - there’s a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in awhile, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you’ll live forever in your own private library.
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
"More than glossing things over, I'd rather have your real intentions."
Angelica: "Of the Angels" "Messenger" (Greek) "Angelic" (Latin)
Siobhan: "God is Gracious" (Celtic/Gaelic) (Hebrew)
Reading, Books, Documentaries, Cooking, Yoga, Knitting, Sewing, Textile Arts, Book Arts, Art, Design, Art History, History, Photography, Quotations......
Shizuka- Quiet; Silent; Calm;
Celtic Astrology: Fearn (18 March- 14 April)
"Fate has brought you here"
"Instead of regretting what we cannot do, it is better to do what one can. Even for example, what you do has nothing to do with results, you must forge forward."
"Human must think about living on. And, must also understand death. Most important, we must learn to understand the truth . . . "
"Living things are restrained by Chains: The laws of nature, the flow of time, the vessel known as your “body”, and the existence called your mind. The one chain that people can wield: WORDS. Words are beasts. Chains can be used for more than tying down. They can be used to connect, and tie together. Looking forward and speaking positively makes all the difference.”
"Nothing in this world is a coincidence. Everything is Hitsuzen."
"Hitsuzen...A naturally fore-ordained event. A state in which all other outcomes are impossible."