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Rip mama . To our trips , conversations, food …… Too soon

Creative by Nature

“With traditional arts in Asia much emphasis is put on long-term practice and effort, so as to reach continuously higher levels of skill development. There is a deeper character training happening as well, to reduce the ego’s voice, let go of fears, cultivate mindfulness, increase gratitude and live more fully in the present moment.” ~Christopher Chase

tea ceremony ichi go

Cultivating a Beginner’s Mind

Beginner’s Mind is a phrase from Japanese Zen teacher Shunryu Suzuki’s book, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. He uses it to describe an approach to life that is empty of preconceptions and egotism, yet very mindful.
“In Japan we have the phrase shoshin (初心), which means “beginner’s mind.” The goal of practice is always to keep our beginner’s mind… This [means] an empty mind and a ready mind. If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind…

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Dream pop

navigating thru the mystical world of dream pop……last year was beach house …today -youth lagoon . still not tired of bh- tc

Zen Flash

The only way you will ever awaken is through Silence, not through analyzation of facts. Not by sorting out good and bad, but through simple silence, letting go. Letting go of all thoughts, all the hurts, all the dogmas and concepts. Letting go of these things, daily.

~ Robert Adams ~

Source: Sojourners Path

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Zen Flash

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” ~ Lao Tzu ~

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Zen Flash

“When our mind is calm, it reflects reality accurately, without distortion. Breathing, sitting, and walking with mindfulness calms disturbing mental formations such as anger, fear, and despair, allowing us to see reality more clearly.”

~Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Tao & Zen

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Halfway thru

…. 5 mths 2 go. … past 7mths of sloggin’… hope to be spared from the heat stroke for the remainder of summer in this hilly terrain …. mountains all around ….. No complaints ‘coz of the amazing view of sunset , mountains from terrace….cud get lost gazing@ the sky ,clouds….. #Mood=#song


Books by Sharmishtha Basu

Soft is the language of love
Softer is the voice of courage
Greater strength a being holds
Calmer is his outer self.

Fear flares up quick as fire
Cruelty is always loud
Weaker the core of a being
Greater are his outbursts.

2.08.09, Garia, Kolkata

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Under The Blue Door

flower hand

Post from Evolver Social Movement.

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