Monday, July 30, 2012

Contemplative Monday

PRIMORDIAL WISDOM 


"When we cling to thoughts and memories,


we are clinging to what cannot be grasped.


When we touch those phantoms and let them go,


we may discover a space, a break in the chatter, a glimpse of open sky.


This is our birthright-----the wisdom with which we were born,


the vast unfolding display of primordial richness,


primordial openness, primordial wisdom itself.


When one thought has ended and another has not yet begun,


we can rest in that space."


The above excerpt is from 'Heart Advice: Weekly Quotes from Pema Chodron'.




Photos were taken last weekend at the 'beach marsh' along the end of the trail at Lawrencetown Beach.
I was 'stopped' in my tracks by the different shades of green and textures.



26 comments:

  1. Stunning photos with subtle colour changes,I am reminded of the lyrics from Louis Armstrong's ' What a Wonderful World" Cheers from Jean.

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    1. That is a perfect match, Jean. The colours that day were brilliant and mainly due to the mostly overcast skies.
      Thanks for dropping by.

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  2. I like the space in between, though its seems a bit rare at times. :O)

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    1. Can you imagine having that 'space' for an extended period? Think of how 'light' that would feel! and all that room!

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  3. A Wonderful World...one of my favs....and these pix.....one of my favorite places.....love the quotes, too....

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    1. Thanks Marilyn!! Maybe we can get there for a walk when you are here.

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  4. Gorgeous shots and I do so love the words too.

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    1. Fiona, you are the 'landscape' photographer extraordinaire! I would love to see what you could do with this area!

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  5. Las imágenes son preciosas y las palabras también!!!.Un abrazo grande.

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  6. Such beautiful landscapes!

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  7. Beautiful pictures... I was so busy looking at them I had to go back and read.

    Good post, Jim!

    Wish that was the view from my window! Awesome.

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    1. Wouldn't that be something to wake up to every day! Glad it is but a short drive for us.

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  8. Gorgeous images, Jim. I love all the different shades of green. I don't think there's ever a break between the rampant thoughts in my brain. I am exhausted...LOL...

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    1. Thanks Martha, you would LOVE this area!
      Now as for the 'rampant thoughts'.....start very small and look for that itsy bitsy space. It doesn't happen often enough for my liking but I take what I get! lol

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    1. It (the green)literally stopped me cold, Terry! And luckily I had my camera with me.

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  10. these pictures look like paintings, jim. green is my favorite color, and it is easy to understand why--it is one of the primary colors of nature. lovely.

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    1. Hey Tony! Good to see you. Green is 'life' so vibrant and alive.

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  11. I'd love to see some green like this where we are. Beautiful setting and Pema's thoughts are always so appropriate. Thank you for sharing at YSB this week. xo

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    1. You are welcome Nancy! And thanks, this area is always green in the summer because of underground streams.....wet all the time.Except of course in winter when it is all frozen.

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  12. I can see what you mean by the contrasting colors and textures. SImply amazing pictures. This type of scene is what I always picture on my mind when I read a book on historical times with vast prairies that stretch on forever....beautiful

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