Nurt Thurs – Moments of Joy

Inner peace. Many things happening in the world right now, we need to find pockets of joy here and there to keep our inner peace.

  • I’m walking around my neighbourhood early morning and trying to find ordinary beauty in each corner.
  • Taking care of my plants: potting and repotting, watering, talking to them, yes! you heard it right! I like to talk to them.
  • Watching the sunset in the evenings after all the chores of the day are done.

Hope you can find moments of joy during your day.

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Beyond walls # Gogyohka

Flowers and fragrance filling our senses
Elements of truth opening hearts
Flickering dreams
Where the space fathers purpose
Beyond the walls the world waits

I’ve been without inspiration lately, it’s difficult to sit and to do something else that it’s not related to my office work. I’ve spending lots of time in the garden and reading. I guess, sometimes we only need to take in and others to create.

Today I decided to give a push and write a little, I wrote few pages in my journal and came up with this poem, a Gogyohka for Colleen’s challenge Poet’s choice. Remember you should read each line in one breath!

Stay Safe!

Anniversary month

May 20, 2020 :: 20 year wedding anniversary! Love all the 20s in here!

I baked a cake to celebrate this special date.

And I used the china from my mother’s weeding, 68 years ago, to serve the cake and the tea. It was the first time I used her china since I inherited it 10 years ago. The symbol for 20th year anniversary is china!

I dressed my wedding dress after all these years for the first time. I couldn’t zip it up, but it was lovely to feel the softness of it on my body for few minutes, and to immerse myself in all the memories and feelings it brought back to me.

Have a great Sunday!

Moments of calm

  • Early mornings, the time between the night and the light
  • Flowers, always flowers
  • A cup of coffee in my hands conducting the warmth through my body
  • The smell of soil and rain in the air
  • Birds songs
  • A rabbit wondering around
  • The breeze playing with my hair

Have a great weekend!

Spring softness

Spring softness can be found a few steps from my front door, as the first flowers in my Dogwood tree.

Or at a few steps a little farther away as in the tulips around my maple tree.

Spring’s soft fragrance can be found a few steps from my back door as well and it can infuse the soul with lightness as the hyacinthus in my backyard.

Or a little farther away, in a park nearby, the beauty of the cherry trees can transport us to a land of fairies and magic.

Hope you enjoyed a little bit the spring softness from my field of vision.

Namaste

peace in my garden

I’ve just read a lovely poem about calm in chaos by Judei Takali here. It’s exactly my feeling right now. I’ve been feeling exhausted, without a place to ground and to be myself. Yesterday was a lovely day, I was in my garden and these dandelions called my attention. When I looked at them, I saw the Buddha statue, in there, solid and peaceful, not because it is a statue, but the feeling that comes from it and what it represents. Nothing can go inside it and disturb its peace. I though I can reach this state of peace too, this calm that nothing can disturb. I know that my words sound crazy, but this is my feeling in the last few hours.

I’m going to make space to ground and to feel solid, and don’t let anything enter my being if it will not make me calm.

beauty in a garden nearby

I’ll invest in myself and I’ve already started it. I’m joining Michelle GD in her Just5Things course that starts tomorrow. Few minutes per day, making lists, and it will be the space to work on my ground and calm project. Like everything in life, we need practice and commitment, we can’t just say, ok, I’ll do this and that, everything needs work and discipline.

Nasmate and love your way!

Stay safe!

E.

Simplicity

Mother’s Day flowers

Hello my friends, hope you are doing well. This time of quarantine is making me reflect on many things. I’ve been up and down in relation to my feelings. Some days of stress, others of calm, others of nothing only going with the flow. I know for sure, is that I’m settling into the new routine of working from home. Sharing the space with my husband, having lots of coffee/tea and popcorn in the afternoons have brightened my day and I’m being more productive than we all day in the office.

Stay home office space

The weather is getting more spring-like these days and a run at the closest park is always a moment of joy. Now is the season of tulips, and they are everywhere. I never get tired of taking photos of them. 

Never ending beauty

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

Lao Tzu

Stay safe!

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Spaciousness

At the lake

We all got in the car this week. We drove to the lake. Spaciousness was the feeling when we got there. Breathe in, breathe out. The blue immensity filled my soul with calm and joy. It was a priceless ride for all the beautiful moments spent in there 💙

Wishing you a lovely weekend!