Monday, August 29, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

returning home ~

When we experience the soft spot of bodhichitta, it's like returning home. It's as if we had amnesia for a very long time and awaken to remember who we really are.

Pema Chodron - from When Things Fall Apart

hummingbird ~




Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

bodhichitta ~

It is said that in difficult times it is only bodhichitta that heals. When inspiration has become hidden, when we feel ready to give up, this is the time when healing can be found in the tenderness of pain itself. Based on a deep fear of being hurt, we erect protective walls made out of strategies, opinions, prejudices, and emotions. Yet just as a jewel that has been buried in the earth for a million years is not discolored or harmed, in the same way this noble heart is not affected by all of the ways we try to protect ourselves from it.

Pema Chodron ~ excerpted from Comfortable with Uncertainty - The Healing Power of Bodhichitta

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

the path is sacred ~

This week I am learning that as I go forward on my path, it is important to stay open to the wrenches, spanners, and curve balls that show up along the way. I am beginning to understand that these spanners etc. are the path and a necessary part of the terrain. So breathing deeply, expanding, and taking it all in, I am learning how to love one step at a time.

Monday, August 8, 2011

earthling ~

...you are sitting on this earth and you realize this earth deserves you and you deserve this earth...

Chogyam Trungpa ~ from The Sacred Path of the Warrior

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

love to me is an action type thing ~


due to technical difficulties I won't be able to post photo's for a few days...so i will post videos instead...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

sophie girl ~

Here is the first pic for the august break (where i attempt to post a photo a day). I already missed the first day...but here is one for the second! Please ignore the dust pan that is coming out of the top of sophie's head...(difficult to do now that I have drawn your attention to it).