Friday, July 31, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Does that mean what we believe to be true is the truth?
Being willing to let go of your attachment to your concepts about how you believe life should be makes for a more interesting and fulfilling journey.
I'm certainly giving it my best shot and here's a few of my current truths...
*** I absolutely love life....most of the time
*** Play is an integral part of life and an area that is often ignored to the detriment of ones well being.
*** It's good to take time to watch your own thinking without judgement. To be the observer of yourself. I believe that if you can observe yourself without judgement there is a lot to learn that not only will benefit yourself but others too.
*** Listening is a gift that is often neglected. I'm learning to listen more.
*** Meditation offers a window to clearly view and understand forgiveness.
*** Most people live in a constant state of fear and don't even know it.
*** Can't is a stupid word.
*** Love is the same colour all over the world, but some are colour blind.
*** Home is where your heart is. I don't know about you, but my heart lives inside of me.
*** Positive thinking is over rated. It can be like putting a blanket over the manure! You can positive think all you like, but if you don't sort your shit ..... it isn't going anywhere.
*** Absolutely nothing is one thing all of the time.
best wishes from
PS ...being able to blog enhances my life...
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
This is a clip from the movie "What the Bleep do we Know" that expresses an objective view on God, Religion and Fantasy.
Watching this segment reminded me of what a thought provoking movie it is. It's an oldie but a goodie.
This movie is one of many stepping stones that led me to the practice of daily meditation.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Sometimes it can take us by surprise.....
No matter how hard we try we'll all fail at something at any given time. When we're totally open to learning from the experience of failing we create a wonderful opportunity for learning.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Recently a survey was conducted by the UN. The only question asked was:
"Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food shortage in the rest of the world?"
The survey was a HUGE failure because:
In Africa they didn't know what "food" meant.
In Eastern Europe they didn't know what "honest" meant.
In Western Europe they didn't know what "shortage" meant.
In China they didn't know what "opinion" meant.
In the Middle East they didn't know what "solution" meant.
In South America they didn't know what "please" meant.
And in the USA they didn't know what "the rest of the world" meant.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
a very dear friend of mine shared the above words with me today and I thought I'd share them with you...
Sunday, July 12, 2009
This beautiful image of a tree trunk covered in knitting was sent to me via email with no information. I soon discovered via a google search that it's the work of Carol Hummel
During my search I came across the term 'guerilla knitters' which led me to Knitta Please
where the below knitting images stemmed from.
The bus cozy was instigated by Magda Sayeg the founder of Knitta Please
I spotted this wonderful tank cover
Marianne Jorgenson (an interesting read)
a Sydney Australia based Guerilla Knitter who blogs here ...this recent post of hers is well worth a visit to view the.... grrl+dog: National Gallery Knitta Please Event
I hope you're able to take time to enjoy the guerilla knitters. I'd like to be a guerilla knitter. When I knit I thoroughly enjoy it even though my skills are limited to scarves worn mostly by the homeless.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
How would we define ourselves without what we believe we own?
I’m not talking about what we need to survive such as food, clothing and shelter.
I’m talking about our treasures, our trophies and the accessories we have that are used to define where we’ve been, who we are, what we like and so on.
Things we collect along the way.
From a young age we're encouraged to collect and possess. We’re also encouraged to form attachments to our possessions, so much so that they can become a burden.
Not only do our possessions help us define who we are, they also influence others.
We’re all forming opinions about each other all the time
Sometimes we form instantaneous opinions influenced by possessions alone with little to no consideration of culture and history.
Naked alone together ~
would we recognise ourselves without our possessions?
Certainly others would see us in a different light.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
a morning at the beach...
my beautiful son