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Decomposition of the number 1098

In Age, Art, Buddhist philosophical concepts, by Hedy Bach, Colour photography, created by Hedy Bach, Documentary, Emotion, Fotografia, FujiX100V, HB images, Hedy Bach Photography, Humour, Personal Photography ethics, Photography, Street photography, Truth on 2022/09/05 at 13:00

and still, according to Buddha

After first examining one’s means, one should either begin or not begin. Surely, it is better not to begin than to turn back once one has begun.

chat communication with WP Happiness Engineers

…retired themes are “very old” and “there isn’t really a way we can predict this on our end”…

which is true, for me. i’m re(tired) and aging. but nope it’s not the end.

if you like you can start at the very beginning,

on 2011/06/06 at 12:26 i made my first sloppy buddhist blog post entitled ‘step one, again.

Cuba 2011/06/06 

a giggle for me. along with emotions. as i practice. reflect. and start again.

hope you will check back soon for some NEW “sloppy buddhist” COMING SOON.

sending you all joy and open hearted love ~ hedy


Dorylaeum battle year

In Art, Buddhist philosophical concepts, by Hedy Bach, close up, Colour photography, Conceptual photography, Documentary, Emotion, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Hedy Bach Photography, Humour, iPhoneography, minimalism, Mobile photography, nature, Photography, Smartphone Photography, Story, Words of music on 2022/06/26 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Above all, be at ease, be as natural and spacious as possible. Slip quietly out of the noose of your habitual anxious self, release all grasping, and relax into your true nature. Think of your ordinary emotional, thought-ridden self as a block of ice or a slab of butter left out in the sun. If you are feeling hard and cold, let this aggression melt away in the sunlight of your meditation. Let peace work on you and enable you to gather your scattered mind into the mindfulness of calm abiding, and awaken in you the awareness and insight of clear seeing. And you will find all your negativity disarmed, your aggression dissolved, and your confusion evaporating slowly like mist into the vast and stainless sky of your absolute nature.

dear readers,

according to WP my sloppy buddhist theme has retired
unbeknownst to me 
so I need to change themes
as a creative white space matters
and after 11 years
1096 posts
I did have white space, just saying.

slowly I’m checking my theme options
curious what i will find to reclaim
my sloppy buddhist aesthetic…

sending you all joy, smiles and open-hearted love ~ hedy


green worm ~ a day or so ago in my backyard, ~ Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ June 2022

Year the Battle of Zvečan ended

In Alberta, Art, Buddhist philosophical concepts, close up, Colour photography, Documentary, Fotografia, Imagemaker, iPhoneography, Learning, Photography, Smartphone Photography, Visual story telling, Words of music on 2022/06/15 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Mindfulness is not just a word or a discourse by the Buddha, but a meaningful state of mind. It means we have to be here now, in this very moment, and we have to know what is happening internally and externally. It means being alert to our motives and learning to change unwholesome thoughts and emotions into wholesome ones. Mindfulness is a mental activity that in due course eliminates all suffering.

don’t you, forget about me
don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t
don’t you, forget about me


a day or so ago ~ Castor & District Museum Society ~ Castor AB ~ June 2022

Rebrand number of orchard films

In Art, Black and White Photography, Buddhist philosophical concepts, close up, Flora, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Imagemaker, minimalism, nature, Photography, Reflection, still life, Story, Words of music on 2022/06/05 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Real devotion is an unbroken receptivity to the truth. Real devotion is rooted in an awed and reverent gratitude, but one that is lucid, grounded, and intelligent.

if you need happiness
we can let it come around sometimes
happier than i think i am
the happy woman cries


a day or so ago inside at the The Muttart Conservatory ~ Etown ~ Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ May 2022

Snowboarding double cork number

In Art, Bird, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Fotografia, iPhoneography, Minimal photography, Mobile photography, nature, Outdoors, Photography, Smartphone Photography, Words of music on 2022/04/27 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.

run away from the words unspoken
coast to coast going through the motions of
who’ll be a better [hu]man, who’ll do it better


a day ago waxwing birds ~ Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ April 2022

Dyatlov’s Overwhelming Force number

In Art, Body, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Imagemaker, Learning, Personal Photography ethics, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2022/04/24 at 04:00

According to Buddha

How wonderful it would be, I thought, if only we could practice the teachings of the Buddha as he really taught them from his own experience – free from the clouds of religiosity that often surround them. Yet it’s difficult to distinguish the tools themselves from their cultural packaging.


humans who agreed to be photographed yesterday ~ Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ April 2022

√ 1159929

In abstract, Alberta landscapes, Art, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Conceptual photography, dreams, FujiX100V, Imagemaker, Minimal photography, nature, Photography, Words of music on 2022/04/17 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Fearlessness is the most prominent characteristic of all bodhisattvas and all who tread the bodhisattva path. For them, life has lost its terrors and suffering its sting. Instead of scorning earthly existence, or condemning its ‘imperfection’, they fill it with a new meaning.

afraid that you can’t climb higher
scared that you’re gonna fall
every time the road gets harder
the art of survival

like a river, a day ago ~ North Saskatchewan ~ Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ April 2022

Doraemon’s health diagnosis number

In abstract, Art, Buddhist philosophical concepts, by Hedy Bach, Colour photography, Documentary, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Imagemaker, iPhoneography, Minimal photography, Photography, Smartphone Photography, Street photography, Street Portrait, Words of music on 2022/04/06 at 04:00

According to Buddha

The basic problem is that emotions like anger and hatred are based on projections and exaggeration, not on objectivity or wisdom, and thus basically incorrect. 

if you lose your cool
baby, i’ll lose mine
you draw the red line
i love crossing red lines

a night or so ago ~ restroom series ~ Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ  ~ April 2022

Number of puzzles in the ‘Biggest Word’ book

In Art, Black and White Photography, Buddhist philosophical concepts, close up, Flora, Fotografia, iPhoneography, Macro, Minimal photography, minimalism, Photography, Reflection, still life, water, Words of music on 2022/03/30 at 04:00

According to Buddha

The very entity of the mind, its nature of mere luminosity and knowing, is not polluted by defilements; they do not abide in the entity of the mind. Even when we generate afflictive emotions, the very entity or nature of the mind is still mere luminosity and knowing, and because of this we are able to remove the afflictive emotions. If you agitate the water in a pond, it becomes cloudy with mud; yet the very nature of the water itself is not dirty. When you allow it to become still again, the mud will settle leaving the water pure.

you, soft and only
you, lost and lonely
you, strange as angels
dancing in the deepest oceans
twisting in the water
you’re just like a dream
you’re just like a dream


a day ago water + gerber in a sunbeam in Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ  ~ March 2022

Battle of Manzikert year

In Alberta, Architecture, Art, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Canada, Colour photography, Documentary, Edmonton, Fotografia, FujiX100V, History, Landmarks, New Topographics, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2022/03/27 at 04:00

According to Buddha

The successive existences in a series of rebirths are not like the pearls in a pearl necklace, held together by a string, the ‘soul,’ which passes through all the pearls; rather they are like dice piled one on top of the other. Each die is separate, but it supports the one above it, with which it is functionally connected. Between the dice there is no identity, but conditionality.

people of today remember painted stories
with a kinscape that reflected all living time
and i often wondered what had happened
to those other ones who found themselves denied
 how did you deal with no appeal?
 just an open window


a day ago Kâhasinîskâk Pedestrian Bridge ~  Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ  ~ March 2022

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