December 6, 2016

Bookmark that.

In hectic times, I tend to create a lot of bookmarks, and also send myself a lot of found online gems. All this results in clutter! Let me share a few...

this is pretty awesome! Check out more of this ARTIST

Well, my application is being reviewed at Lesley. While I wait, I can practice mindfulness, of course! Try this MEDITATION from Nancy Waring, director of the Mindfulness Studies Masters Program at Lesley. Maybe it will help you, too. Ah, come on...it won't hurt, I promise. :-)

Weird happenings:

Somehow, I ended up with two of the same book for my J-Term class. How the heck did that happen? It's a good book, but I don't really need two...

probably the most important questions...
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I am fully enjoying reading 365 Tao Daily Meditations by Deng Ming-Dao - it is one of the most impacting daily reading books I have ever had the pleasure to read (and, I have read quite a few of these daily thoughts types of books). I have to share another entitled "Healing":

Fire cools.
Water seeks its own level. 
No matter how extreme a situation is, it will change. It cannot continue forever. Thus, a great forest fire is always destined to burn itself out; a turbulent sea will become calmer. Natural events balance themselves out by seeking their opposites, and this process of balance is at the heart of all healing.
This process takes time. If an event is not great, the balancing required is slight. If it is momentous, then it may take days, years, even lifetimes for things to return to an even keel. Actually, without these slight imbalances, there could be no movement in life. It is being off balance that keeps life changing. Total centering, total balance would only be statis. All life is continual destruction and healing, over and over again.
That is why, even in the midst of an extreme situation, the wise are patient. Whether the situation is illness, calamity, or their own anger, they know that healing will follow upheaval.

What a thought. And yet, even walking is a process of falling and catching ourselves.


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On another stickie, looking for a way to brighten up for the winter? How about THIS?
I am loving it.

Oh, and have you tried THIS? Morgan got me some as a gift - looks interesting! She also made me a lovely lavender candle and sugar scrub - just what I needed!

Ah...lavender. Makes me long for summer. We, my gardener-in-crime buddy and I, are really hoping that our lavender bushes are over-the-top healthy for our visitor in May. Here's hopin'!!



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On the car radio...and how about a little tour?




Here is some INFORMATION about that wonderful place. And then, some PHOTOS! And MORE!

Isn't that lovely?? Wanna go with me?

OK, you're right...I have finals to take yet. No travel for me quite yet. For now, it's putting the final touches on my literature review presentation and studying for a Latin final.

And, one final thought...



ps. I watched the PBS documentary below back when we were in Greece, and absolutely fell in love with the production - the music, the descriptions, the beautiful animations. I have put the link in the sidebar in order to find it easily again...perhaps you would enjoy it, as well, if only for educational purposes. :-)


2 comments:

Ari C'rona said...

Yes, I do want to go to Alhambra with you! Thanks for sharing your stickies! :o)

Mole said...

Aah! Yes! The promise of lavender, or at least the hope of it, is a sweet thought. The music is ripple, indeed. I shall purchase it shortly. *smile*