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Posts tagged ‘Mindful meditation’

For Peace of Mind and Wholeness of Being…

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My Man Marley & The Grandfather Hanging Out In My Sacred Space – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

unfurl

the

   brow

relax

the

   gut

 

breathe slowlyrhythmicallydeeply

from

the

   belly

understand

that

it

is

not

your

job

   to make shit happen

chill…remain relaxed and attentive

your next move will unfold naturally...organically

   inas

and

through

ALL

that

you

thinksay...and do

do…be…do…be…do…

 

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Altars and Meditation…

Night Altar – Altar Arrangement and Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

Some view my altars and ask…

is she pagan?…

does she worship idols?…

My altars simply serve as a focal point during

MEDITATION

The candle flame draws me in…

It becomes a focal point…

My attention becomes single-focused

A requisite for deep

MEDITATION

The statues and other objects lend their unique and special energies

For everythinghuman or otherwise

is

   ENERGY…

ENERGY

is all there is…

One’s visual attention…drawn by the candle flame

remains focused on the altar…

while all of one’s conscious attention is focused on following one’s breath

simply breathe

in…and out…in…and out…in and out…

one follows one’s breath as one’s thoughts

become travellers along the pathway of the mind…

drawing no more attention than passing traffic on a highway…

simply breathe

 

in…and out…in…and out…in…and out…in and out…in…and out…in…and out…

one’s only job is to breathe

as one surrenders the ignorance of the human ego

to the

WISDOM

of the

INDWELLING DIVINE

simply breathe

in…and out…in…and out…in…and out…in…and out…in…and out…in…and out…

 

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On A Clear Day…One Can See Forever…

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On A Clear Day…One Can See Forever –  Photograph by Toni Roberts

both that which lay

without

and

within

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Still Following…

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Trees…Trees…Trees… – Photograph by Toni Roberts

the sage advice of the

   I Ching

Hexagram 8changing into 52

Unity…holding fast to La Diosa Adentro

following Her instead of my over-ambitious Ego

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More Summer Blossoms In My Neighborhood – Photograph by Toni Roberts

Spending these beautiful summer days

in mindfulmeditativecontemplation

appreciating the beauty of my surroundings

honoring the abundance of the natural world

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More Summer Blossoms In My Neighborhood II – Photograph by Toni Roberts

re-balancing

   body

   mind

   soul

 

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At My Window Altar…

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Window Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

meditating…

contemplating…

river-gazing…

understanding…

 

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Window Altar II – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

that there is nothing to do

but

this

nowhere to go

but

here...

no one to  become but

who

I

AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today…In The Silence…I Came Face To Face With…

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1,000 Words; drawing/photo by Toni Roberts

the

mind-crippling

Fear

at the

Root

of all

Human

   Ills

   believe me

  It

was not

PRETTY

It’s Funny…Funny Peculiar…Not Funny Ha-Ha…

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Hutchinson River Wetlands; Long Island Sound; photo by Toni Roberts

 

how everything in life becomes

clear…unconfused…simple…and quite evident

once the

MIND

has been

stilled…cleared…opened

to

receive

and then

   release…

      just like the breath…

   in and out…

   in and out…

   thus…

one becomes an

intermediary

between

Life

   ItSelf…

and one’s

   world…

Consejo A Una Hermanita…

Photo by Toni Roberts Central Park, NYC

Photo by Toni Roberts Central Park, NYC

 I can tell you one thing for sure

Life cannot be figured out in your head…

The solutions lie not there…

Neither is your mind the dwelling place of

Wisdom or true understanding…

The place in which to spend your

Time, attention and energy

Is your breath…

The in and out of your breathing

There lies the answer to

Every prayer

Every need

Every lack

Every pain

Every misery

Every dark night of the soul

The answer is always right there…

Nearer than your heart

It’s in the breath...

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Breathing in and letting go

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