Monday, February 28, 2011

Contemplative Monday

               Frozen water under the boardwalk yesterday at Conrad's Beach.

I follow a blog called Tiny Buddha.  The woman who created the blog is Lori Deschene and she uses quotes from various sources to 'start' a conversation or to inspire a contemplative meditation.

Today's quote is: “The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning, you’re not old.” -Rosalyn S.Yalow




17 comments:

  1. Tell that to my crows feet!
    Your Friend, m.

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  2. I found your blog via the Pyrex Collective and I though it only appropriate that Ocean Breezes & Country Sneezes follow Ocean Breezes! You have a lovely blog and I'm looking forward to spending time here!

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  3. When you're learning, you're maintaining your interest in life. And, you need that interest, in order not to stagnate. I'm not old, though sometimes my body says differently.

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  4. Jim I don't really know what to do when I join a meditation group like the singing bowls yesterday. I tend to breathe in & visualise swirling clear blue & white colours and breathe out back grey smokey fog & it seems to work for me. I try to consentrate on this & stop random thoughts creeping in but it's very difficult ( especially when people are snoring..I kept thinking, " I wish someone would poke him in the ribs ! )

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  5. Amen to that quote...who could disagree? I hope to continue learning and try to acquire new information each day; mostly I learn from my students :)

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  6. Whew! I'm forever learning so I'm relieved to find out I'm not old yet. Have a great day!

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  7. I am old in years and young of mind, I guess, I learn something new every day! Now, whether I retain it, is another story....

    I like the pictures, very interesting!

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  8. One of the things in my life that has kept me in amazement is the realization that my mother never felt old. When I was younger, I always thought mother must feel old because her body was breaking down a little, the years were showing on her face, and the burden of being a single mom lay heavily upon her. But, now that I am getting to that age myself, I realize that she was probably just like me. Inside, she still felt young and vibrant and lovable and useful and really, really alive.

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  9. Oops, it says "your comment was published" and I hadn't made a comment.
    Anyway, that's one of the things I really like about blogging - you learn.

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  10. Hiya Jim, love the photo but I was wondering what that black blog frozen in the snow was?

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  11. Annie, the 'black blog' is a large rock and it is in frozen water.

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  12. I'm learning to let go and to live in the moment. But when I look at a flower, for example, I have no great desire to learn it's name. And I do think that's because I am old. And I don't mind being old.

    And when you are done with the books, you must read Oracle Bones, it is a more in-depth book about China, by the River Town author.--Inger

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  13. Inger, I don't think it's because you think you are old that you don't seek the name of a flower, I think that you are focusing more on the flower itself and it's beauty.....the name is really irrelevant.

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  14. Island
    Rock
    High in the air
    very subjective

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  15. MAGIC FROZEN WATER...!

    Silvery shine and beautiful sunlight......SUBLIME PHOTOS, Jim!!

    Lerning a life long...being curious and interested ....I love this philosophy very much!!

    ciao ciao elvira

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