A ‘right’ state of mind

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“The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.”

The subconscious mind of a person can have both good and evil. The evil gets attracted to the dark thoughts whenever it can find the chance to catch a person off-guard and can take control of a person’s mind. And also as we live our everyday lives and come into constant contact with others, we tend to be swayed by an incessant flow of thoughts, and it is difficult to guard your thoughts and to know the true self that lies deep within us. So how can you achieve a right state of mind to connect to your true self?

To attune your mind to a ‘righ’t state, you need to examine your state of mind as compared to more serene nature or the true self. When you reflect deeply on your own mind…

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Qingyuan’s “Come Closer”

Zen Fools

Qingyuan’s “Come Closer”

Once a monastic asked Qingyuan, “What is the meaning of Bodhidharma’s coming from India?”
Qingyuan said, “It’s just like this!”
The monastic asked further, “What do you have to teach these days?”
Qingyuan said, “Come closer.”
The monastic moved closer.
Qingyuan said, “Keep this in mind.”

Student: “What is this that Qingyuan told the monastic to keep in mind?”
Master: “You should not keep it.”
Student: “Tell me what it is. How could I keep or not keep it when I don’t know what it is?”
Master: “Keep it.”

Commentary:
What can be kept is not it because it can’t be discarded.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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“Hour-glass Figure”

Philosophy via Photography

Any idea what Hour glass figure is?

This is one thing that every woman aspiring to be Miss World or Miss

Universe…dreams of !

Hour glass figure, Credit-Googleimages -d23.com

It’s said Women with Hourglass Figure and perfect waists are most attractive !
But then most ladies are not that fortunate. why ?
“We all have hourglass figures;Your sand just settles in different places”.
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As I was watching this lamp glowing in one corner of the room,I realised that
there is some attraction in the lights and shadows generated by the Lamp.

Hour Glass appearanceLove is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.   Jules Renard

The shadow from the lamp was such that it was resembling an Hour-glass, and
interestingly ,the appearance of the Hour-glass can be appreciated both horizontally
& vertically with one difference , one being…

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Is It Time?

Source of Inspiration

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Is it time?
It is time.
Asking
why
who
when
why
There are no definite
answers
all is theory
a bone well gnawed

I seem to have arrived
where whys what ifs
no longer matter
just now is enough

With this comes a peace
a knowing
that’s more than knowledge
a putting aside
of all the searching
pondering
discussing

Finally I am content.

C risis is an illusion
Only this moment is important
Now I can start living…free at last
T hankfulness sweetens life
E njoying the wonder of simplicity
N ot looking backwards or forward
T aking back my ability to think for myself

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1000 Reasons To Be Grateful

Source of Inspiration

Yeaah, I am finally back after having total knee replacement surgery and a long stay in a rehabilitation facility. It is only fitting that I resume writing poems daily for you by adding to my gratitude list for surely I have much to be grateful for in having a successful surgery. Thank you all for your prayers and best wishes, pat

I am starting a gratitude list to help me remember this prayer: “Dear God, may we always be grateful.” I believe that gratitude is the key to serenity.

Truly gratitude is a transformer in our lives. The more I cultivate it, the more joy and serenity I find in my life. Please feel free to add to this list in the comment section…or start your own gratitude list.

1. fresh breezes smelling of loamy ground after a gentle rain
2. little girl giggles that remind me to smile
3…

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Lightly Child, Lightly.

Live & Learn

Each second the earth is struck hard

by four and a half pounds of sunlight.

Each second.

Try to imagine that.

No wonder deep shade is what the soul longs for.

And not, as we always thought, the light.

~ Charles Wright, from “In Praise of Thomas Hardy,” A Short History of the Shadow: Poems


Notes:

  • Photo Nirav Photography via Mennyfox55.  Poem: Thank you memoryslandscape
  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”

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