Meditation is a practice of quietening the mind that has been around longer than you and I. Most of us have heard about it, some of us know a little about it and few of us do it. I am one of the few as meditation and I became acquainted some years ago.
I meditate for an hour each day. I never thought that I would hear myself say that, as it is not something that I thought would become part of my daily life prior to giving it a go. One of the reasons that I find it easy to take an hour out of 24 to devote to doing this is that I enjoy the benefits. Anyone who meditates will agree that they benefit from their daily ritual, no matter what style of meditation they have chosen for themselves.
It is easy to devote time to something you enjoy and benefit from.
When I meditate all sorts of thoughts and images arise. It’s like spring cleaning my mind. Often during this time it gives me the opportunity to have a deeper understanding of myself; self awareness that assists me to improve the areas of my life that I want to change. Meditation can create time for listening to your inner self. Meditation assists with healing. It also allows you to quieten your mind and open your heart. Meditation offers a key to inner peace.
A calm mind helps you feel free. A calm mind is open to possibilities. A calm mind can see clearly.
I'm not always calm and clear, as I am not always any one thing, but since I have been meditating daily I am more able to calm and clear my mind quicker than ever before. I am more able to consciously make decisions about how I behave and feel. I am better at letting go of emotions, thoughts and behaviours that don't serve me.
That's meditation and I... I recommend it to those of you who are seeking change and looking to improve your general well being. I useHolosync as my meditation tool.
I've been enjoying glorious weather and holiday activities. We've had rain too, which is often celebrated when you live in Western Australia. It's a bit of a treat to see clouds after what felt like an endless summer.
If you were considering visiting Perth then I would say Autumn is a beautiful time to do so.
It's warm, but not hot..... sometimes a gentle breeze, but no wind..... perfect weather for all things holiday.
It's been warm enough to swim...
and cool enough to bake chocolate cakes...
and relaxed enough to learn new tricks.....
As you can see in the above photos I've been playing with photo editing tools.
I blog from what is considered to be a very old computer that can't cope with the download of a photo editing file.
The recently discovered good news for me and others with this dilema is that you don't need to download to join in the fun. I've just discovered a free online service, Picnik that easily operates on my old computer and offers a wide selection of creative tools.
There is a project that was instigated in February of this year reflecting beauty and creativity that myself and others(the previous bakers dozen)are contributing to, that you may also like to be a part of.
For practical reasons this creative endeavour is best not revealed here on my blog, but by invitation only. It could possibly involve up to a hundred bloggers. To manage this project in a practical manner I would like to invite, in conjunction with the others involved, a bakers dozen, in no particular order, to email me so I can forward you information regarding this creative pursuit.
I'm in the middle of composing a promised invitation for you, another bakers dozen, but I have been distracting myself with all the things to do in this glorious Autumn weather, along with birthday parties and another triathlon (no not me, my much loved partner). Click invitation for a heads up on what's to come.
Yes you may have seen this post before as I posted it almost 12 months ago for Six Word Saturday.
My intention with this is to provoke awareness of our world at large beyond the boundaries of Christianity. There are many more Gods worshiped beyond the images here.
We believe what we believe because of what we have learned to be true. We do not arrive in this world with a bag of truth. So therefore what really is truth. Truth changes shape with knowledge. Knowledge is never ending.
"When children see animals in a circus, they learn that animals exist for our amusement. Quite apart from the cruelty involved in training and confining these animals, the whole idea that we should enjoy the humiliating spectacle of an elephant or lion made to perform circus tricks shows a lack of respect for the animals as individuals" - Peter Singer
Sow.Give.Grow. is a project devoted to sharing the wonders of growing your own food.
click on the above image to view some of my graffiti knitting
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