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The Experience Of…

Bliss…- Photograph by Toni Roberts

SURRENDERING

the

ILLUSION

of

   CONTROL…

is

almost

   ORGASMIC

 

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These “Dark Days of the Soul…”

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Clouds Over The River & Sound – Photograph by Toni Roberts

this

blessing

of a

view

is the only thing that pulls me through

these

dark days of the soul..”

 

I thank

You

Goddess Mother

Gaia

Creatress

of

all

there

   is…

for the

soul-stirring beauty

that only

YOU

can create…

and

for the

peace of mind

and

stillness of heart

that the

MAJESTY

of

YOUR CREATON

imparts

 

   this

  daughter

most

humbly

thanks

   YOU

 

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The Only Reality…

Your Choice of Seats – Photograph by Toni Roberts

is this

   NOW MOMENT

NOTHING

before or after

this

NOW MOMENT IN TIME

exists

our only job

is to

focus

on the 

NOW

on

WHATEVER

is

right here

before

us…

 

without

JUDGEMENT

or

   FEAR

 

thus

we

PERMIT

the

HIGHEST GOOD FOR ALL CONCERNED

to

unfold

   in…

   through…

and

as…

ALL

that we

ARE…

SAY…

and

DO…

do-be-do-be-do

 

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Today, My Focus Is On Beauty…

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Blossoming Trees In My Neighborhood – Photo by Toni Roberts

trees

flowers…

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Spring In Full Bloom – Photo by Toni Roberts

clean air

to breathe

without

fear

of

pollution…

or

contamination…

 

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Blossoming Trees In My Neighborhood – Photo by Toni Roberts

grass freshly mowed

to

walk

or

dance

upon

as one chooses…

houses

tall

sturdy

safe

 

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Exotic Plant Life – Photo by Toni Roberts

the best of both worlds:

man’s

and

God’s

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Lone Dancing Tree – Photo by Toni Roberts

how

blessed

am

I

 

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Strolling The Neighborhood On This Summerlike Autumn Day…

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Summer Blossoms In The Fall – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

what season is it!?

even the garden seems confused

 

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Magnificent Weeping Willows – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

the trees are hesitant about changing from summer green to autumn yellow

 

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Trees Early Fall – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

my secret, quiet spot

 

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Secluded Hideaway – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

just the faintest hint of the changing season

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taking A Walk…

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My Neighborhood – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

through my neighborhood…

 

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My Neighborhood II – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

it’s a day like today

that makes me realize

just how

blessed

I am…

 

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My Neighborhood III – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

to be able to enjoy such

freedom

peace

and

beauty

 

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My Neighborhood IV – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

unsullied

by

TRUMP

and other such

MADNESS…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday…While Waiting For Buses at Various Bronx Bus Stops…

I decide to search for beauty around me instead of bitching and moaning about the terrible MTA service in the Boogie-Down Bronx; and lo and behold I end up capturing unexpected beauty existing in the midst of the chaos, confusion and heaviness of my surroundings.

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Photo by Toni Roberts

Who would believe that one could find such perfection at the corner of Waters Place and Eastchester Road!? This perfectly manicured lawn totally diverts my attention from the insufferable heat and humidity. Perfect beauty.

 

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Looking Up Through the Trees – Photo by Toni Roberts

There is no shade at the next bus stop so I venture into the tiny wooded area behind it and look up at the pattern of trees against sky…so intricately woven by the Hands of Mother Nature.

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Looking Through The Interwoven Branches Of Sister Trees – Photo by Toni Roberts

Fascinating how the branches of these two trees reach out to intertwine with one another: Sisters bound in love.

 

 

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Light Descending – Photo by Toni Roberts

Much later on; weary, hungry and very much out-of-sorts, I find myself at yet another bus stop with an unbelieveable forty minute wait for that final bus home. The magnificence of the sunset, however, soothes my jangled nerves and eases my body’s aches and pains.

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Fire In The Sky – Photo by Toni Roberts

Is there anything more spectacular than the show Mother Nature puts on each evening?

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Going Out In Blazing Glory – Photo by Toni Roberts

All I could say to this was WOW! What a show!  Keeping me awed, entertained and not homicidal

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The Awakening – Photo by Toni Roberts

Who could experience anything other than peace upon beholding this sky?

The splendor of Nature washes away all impatience and bad temper…

 

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May Peace Be Unto Us – Photo by Toni Roberts

And I rode home in peace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ultimate Prayer:

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Photo by Toni Roberts Central Park, NYC

yes, please

THY WILL

THY WAY

and in

THY TIME

not mine

   Thank You

Eternal Being…

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Rock–Photo by Toni Roberts

 

 

 

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Hope Springs Eternal

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Photo credit: Patricia Bolivar; 7/9/16 Steps of New Dawn Foundation

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Photo credit: Patricia Bolivar; Perspective shot; Steps of New Dawn Foundation; 7/9/16

Whenever I feel down, defeated, overcome and depressed, all I have to do is look at these photos! Two friends and I attended a “sweat” this past Saturday at the New Dawn Foundation in New Rochelle, NY; and as we mounted the entrance steps what greeted us but a message from Mother Nature about never giving up…about how the seemingly impossible can and does occur. Not only did this brave little warrior of a plant coming up from a crack in the wall not give up its quest to reach the light from its home deep in the darkness below concrete steps, it had the bodacious audacity to blossom in its victory! I was caught without my camera but my friend, Patricia Bolivar, came to the rescue with her smart phone! Does this photo not lift your heart?

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