Archive for the ‘Landscape’ Category

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Day 365 – Beach Drive, Victoria

December 29, 2012

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Day 364 – On the Way to the Top of Grouse Mountain

December 29, 2012

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Day 361 – Merry Christmas – cherry blossoms in Victoria!

December 24, 2012

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Day 298 – Park

October 30, 2012

 

“Our challenge is to train in smiling at groundlessness, smiling at fear. […] The way to work with it is to drop the story line and not pull back or buy into the idea, “This isn’t okay,” but instead to smile at panic, smile at this dreadful, bottomless, gaping hole that’s opening up in the pit of your stomach. When you can smile at fear, there’s a shift: what you usually try to escape from becomes a vehicle for awakening you to your fundamental, primordial goodness, for awakening you to clear-mindedness, to a caring that holds nothing back.” (“A Greater Happiness” by Pema Chödrön)

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Day 296 – Fall

October 21, 2012

 

“Our challenge is to train in smiling at groundlessness, smiling at fear. The way to work with it is to drop the story line and not pull back or buy into the idea, “This isn’t okay,” but instead to smile at panic, smile at this dreadful, bottomless, gaping hole that’s opening up in the pit of your stomach. When you can smile at fear, there’s a shift: what you usually try to escape from becomes a vehicle for awakening you to your fundamental, primordial goodness, for awakening you to clear-mindedness, to a caring that holds nothing back.” (Pema Chödrön, “A Greater Happiness” in Shambhala Sun, November 2012)

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Day 293 – Red

October 21, 2012

 

“If everyone acted on all their desires, the world would be in chaos. Many people only keep their desires in check because of laws and threats of punishment. People who are more aware realize that it is their own duty to control their desires. Recognizing, controlling, and re-channeling desires are the essential tasks of a person who is consciously working to realize their own potential and who wishes to live in harmony both within this body and in the body of larger society. This applies whether they hope to realize their potential as a musician, an athlete, or an awakened being.” (Jan Chozen Bays, Mindful Eating, 2009.)

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Day 290 – Rue Laval

October 21, 2012

 

“To be mindful means have the mind full, completely full, of what is happening now.” (Jan Chozen Bays, Mindful Eating, 2009.)