Sunday, January 7, 2018

Morning Meditation (photography)


"Words are but the shell; meditation is the kernel."
Bahya ibn Paquda


9 comments:

  1. Excellent idea - just great for the prompt

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    1. Thank you! I had a hard time coming up with something for this one.

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  2. Do you practice guided meditation, or are you able to focus your thoughts without a guide? I love the glow in your photo.

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    1. I do both. If I'm really scattered or stressed or can't seem to get my mind to stop talking, I might do a guided meditation. But, mostly, I do it on my own. I have this weird trick (actually modified from a guided meditation I did once), where I imagine my "monkey mind" as an actual Japanese macaque monkey swinging in the trees. I mentally coax it down with gentle thoughts and words, tempting it with a soak in the hot springs. Once it gets in the water, it relaxes and lets me go about my business. Maybe weird...but it works,

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  3. And the glow...it's a candle. The lighting was terrible, and the photo didn't come out very crisp, since I was using a tablet - didn't want to get up and try to find my real camera at that moment.

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  4. Maybe this is something I could do with to calm my scatty and anxious mind...

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  5. Love this calm and relaxed pose

    Mollyx

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  6. Lovely idea, you really glow. And I love the trick with the Monkey Mind!

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