Monday, September 9, 2013

Meditation Journal/Collage September 2013

This month's journal/collage is about the 'purple or lilac' color. The calmness of the color synonymous with what I am going to talk about a little here. It is about a book I am reading now called 'Wherever You Go There You Are, by Jon Kabat-Zinn'. It is about meditation is the art of paying attention, of listening to your heart. I have only read a few pages and to be honest it is a little abstract for me to understand. We often associates 'mediation' is a form of practice to seek peaceful and calm mind. This is not that kind of meditation the book is talking about. This meditation can be practiced anytime, anywhere, standing up or sitting down. It is the awareness of being present. In fact that is what it is, not 'doing' but 'being.' It is a short moment of practice to let go of the past and future and simply just being present and in this moment.

From time to time I allow myself reading a spiritual book similar to this one. And I only read a book once every couple of months or so, but that one time I do need the kind of book that can improve or lift up my being or if not reminding and letting  me know that there is a practice on how to be a better, peaceful and happier person. This is something that I need to read repeatedly from time to time or else I can easily forget.

Although you do not read this book or do not know anything about it at all; I am going to copy the quotes that might be an inspiration to you.

I exist as I am that is enough,
If no other in the world be aware I sit content,
And if each and all be aware I sit content.

One world is aware, and by far the largest to me, and that
is myself.
And whether I come to my own today or in ten thousand
or ten million years,
I can cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness,
I can wait.
~Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass~

'Once the realization is accepted that eve between the closest human beings infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the whole against the sky.
~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters~

'Do you have the patience to wait
 till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
till the right action arises by itself?'
Lao-Tzu, Tao-te-Ching

The heavy is the root of the light.
The unmoved is the source of all movement

Thus the Master travels all day
without leaving home.
However splendid the views,
she stays serenely in herself. 
Why should the lord of the country
flit about like a fool?
If you let yourself be blown to and fro,
you lose touch with your root.
If you let restlessness move you,
you lose touch with who you are.
~Lao-Tzu, Tao-te-Ching`

'Direct your eye right inward, and you'll find
A thousand regions in your mind
Yet undiscovered. Travel them and be
Expert in home-cosmography.
~Thoreau, Walden~


Thank you so much for reading!

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 Piggy in Polka Dots {Party In Polka Dots} by Shelley
Pursuit of Functional Home by Judy
Twelve O Eight {Inspiration Monday} by Tanya
Lines Across {Monday Funday} by Rachel
Sumo's Sweet Stuff by Sumo
It's So Very Chery {It's Party Time}
Homemaker On A Dime  {Creative Blogger Party & Hop} by SJ
Creative Mondays by Claire
Colours Dekor {Colors Dekor..The Weekly Story} by Patricia
The Dedicated House {Make It Pretty Monday} by Kathryn

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia by Kristin
The Blackberry Vine {Tuesday To Do Party)
Lady Bug Blessings {Handmade Tuesday} by Kristen
Not Just A Housewife {Show Me What Ya Got} by Stacy
Cup Cakes And Crinoline {Project Inspired} by Mary Beth 
Our Delightful Home {Show Me What You Got} by Mrs. Delightful
A stroll Thru Life {Inspire Me Tuesday} by Marty

The Blissful Bee {Work It Wednesday} by Amy
The NY Melrose Family {Whimsy Wednesday}
Savvy Southern Style {Wow Us Wednesday} by Kim
Raegun Ramblings
The Shady Porch {Rock N Share} by D
The Trendy Tree House 
Clean And Scentsible {Inspiration Exchange} by Jenn
Lil' Luna 
Green Willow Pond {What We Accomplished Wednesday} by Deborah
Creations by Kara
The 36th Avenue {The 36th Party} by Desiree

52 Mantels 
2 Yellow Birds Decor  {Thrusday Temptation} by Jill 
The Charm of Home {Home Sweet Home} by Shery
 Creating an Artful Home by Jen
French Country Cottage 
My Romantic Home {Show and Tell Friday) by Cindy
Chic on a Shoe String Decorating {Flaunt It Friday} by Kate
Liz Marie Blog {Inspire Me Please} by Liz
One Artsy Mama {Shine on Friday} by Amy
The Grant Life {The Life of the Party} by Kelley
Saving 4 Six {Welcome to Think Tank Thursday} by Carrie
Made to be a Momma {Homemade by You} by Katie 
The Shabby Creek Cottage {Transformation Thursday} by Gina
A Glimpse Inside by Allison 

Dear Creatives {Inspiration Spotlight} by Theresa
If It's Not Baroque {Week End Creativity Round Up} by Lauren
Anything Blue Friday 
A night Owl {Create and Inspire} by Kimberly
Craftberry Bush  {The Inspiration Gallery} by Lucy
Happy Hour Project {Happy Hour Friday} by Adrienne
Diana Rambles {Pin Me Linky Party} by Diana
Truly Lovely {Fancy This Friday} by Kassy and Kayli
Finding Fabulous {Frugalicious Friday}
504 Main {Tickled Pink} by Holly


Suburbs Mama {Suburbs Mama Sunday} by Rita
Nifty Thrifty Things {Nifty Thrifty Sunday} by Vanessa
Flamingo Toes {Think Pink Sunday} by Bev
Pink When {DIY Sunday Showcase} by Jennifer
I Heart Nap Time {Sundae Scoop}
Twigg Studios  {Sunday Show Off} by Aimee
Crafts A la Mode 


  1. Beautiful collage! The book sounds lovely. Learning the art of remaining present is a very useful tool (and what I actually practice when I meditate in the 'traditional' way). I also consider creative processes meditation. It feels great to get lost in the moment. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh wow, so pretty. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty


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