'I think therefore I am.'  Descartes            'I AM THAT I AM.'  Exodus.3.        'I am what I am.'  La Cage aux Folles

29 August 2013


Meditate on nature's endless cycle of creation and destruction.
Render and Thistle (2009) from Karl Cronin
Meditation is described as silencing the mind, removing extraneous thoughts and distractions so that concentration is increased and peace from the turmoil of a too busy world is achieved.
Here are thoughts and images of meditation and contemplation to soothe your soul perhaps relax you and direct you to paths of peace. Think and then stop.
Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation. 
Henri Cartier-Bresson 
Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. 
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. 
Divinely bent to meditation;
And in no worldly suits would he be mov’d,
To draw him from his holy exercise.
William Shakespeare, Richard III Act 3, Scene 7
If you mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything.  In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.
Shunryu Suzuki
Is this a half lotus position?
Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a polluted mind, suffering will follow you, as the wheels of the oxcart follow the footsteps of the ox. Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a pure mind, happiness will follow you, as a shadow clings to a form.
I just like the idea of always thinking of nice things and hence extract the essence of niceness. Put beauty in your mind, contemplate it's glory and let it wash all over you. You will be trance like and you will find peace. You will be happy if all is beauty. Sleep and bathe in what is simply and deeply beautiful.
Many years ago I knew a beautiful person who had waist length hair and possessed a radiant face. Some years later he arrived on my doorstep as a Hare Krishna and still as androgynous as Krishna himself. He stayed a few days and was still mesmerisingly radiant as he meditated naked in my home. 
Now relax and take time for the beauty of 
The Great Bell Chant
The Great Bell Chant (The End of Suffering) from R Smittenaar on Vimeo.
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