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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
however,
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

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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

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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

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

Year of the Tmogvi earthquake

In Buddhist philosophical concepts, by Hedy Bach, close up, Colour photography, dog, Emotion, FujiX100V, Imagemaker, Macro, minimalism, nature, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2022/05/25 at 04:00

According to Buddha

When was the last time you looked up and marvelled at a starry night? Do you see the myriad colours and shapes in all you see? Do you stop and smell the scent of the roses? Do you taste the rich flavours of every meal? Do you feel and enjoy the hot shower at the end of a hard day’s work? And perhaps more importantly, are you mindful of your mind, of your thoughts and feelings? Without mental mindfulness, there is no mindfulness of the senses.

there’s a mad dog pulling at his chain
a hint of danger in his eye
alarm bells raging round his brain
and the chimney’s broken in the sky
 
wake up
wake up and smell the roses

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a day or so ago in White Rock, BC. which lies on the Semiahmoo First Nation ~ May 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

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

Flint’s ‘Year of Survival’

In abstract, Alberta landscapes, Body, Buddhist philosophical concepts, close up, Colour photography, Fotografia, health, Horses, iPhone photography, minimalism, Photography, self study, Words of music on 2022/03/23 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Ego is the problem. Sometimes ego is very spoiled, like a child who is constantly throwing tantrums. Sometimes ego doesn’t accept where we are. Sometimes ego doesn’t accept who we are. Sometimes ego doesn’t accept the way things are without any real complaint. So what do we do? There is nothing that we can do. Sometimes ego doesn’t accept the fact that the sky is blue but there is nothing that we can do. You see. Sometimes ego doesn’t accept that we are living on a planet that is permeated with natural disasters, earthquakes, floods, and other catastrophes. All we can do is accept that and learn how to surrender to the flow of all events.

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reflections on a fall on ice ~ a day or so ago ~  Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ  ~ March 2022

Bach’s Badinerie BWV number

In Buddhist philosophical concepts, close up, Colour photography, Emotion, Fotografia, Imagemaker, iPhoneography, Mobile photography, Photography, Smartphone Photography, Words of music on 2022/03/13 at 04:00

According to Buddha

By the power and the truth of this practice:
May all beings have happiness, and the causes of happiness;
May all be free from sorrow, and the causes of sorrow;
May all never be separated from the sacred happiness which is sorrowless;
And may all live in equanimity, without too much attachment and too much aversion,
And live believing in the equality of all that lives.

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fish a day or so ago at Big Al’s ~ Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ  ~ March 2022

Hammadid Fez capture year

In abstract, British Columbia, Buddhist philosophical concepts, close up, Flora, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Hedy Bach Photography, Landscape, minimalism, nature, Photography, Words of music on 2022/02/23 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Surrender means surrendering who you are not, so that who you really are may emerge.
You are not what you think, you are not what you believe, you are not what you like or dislike.
Those are the adopted filters which speak through you.

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Lichens a week ago, West Beach, White Rock lies on the Semiahmoo First Nation ~ February 2022

‘The Unvanquished’ Penguin number

In Art, Buddhist philosophical concepts, close up, Colour photography, Emotion, Flora, Fotografia, Imagemaker, Minimal photography, Photography, Smartphone Photography, Words of music on 2022/02/09 at 04:00

According to Buddha

All beings have lived and died and been reborn countless times. Over and over again they have experienced the indescribable Clear Light. But because they are obscured by the darkness of ignorance, they wander endlessly in a limitless samsara.

some they know as passion
some as freedom
some they know as love
and the way it leaves them
summer snowflake
for a season
when the sky above is blue

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some days ago ~ Ranunculus ~ Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ  ~ February 2022

Water-soluble cannabinoid O- number

In Art, Buddhist philosophical concepts, close up, Colour photography, Conceptual photography, Documentary, FujiX100V, Lifestyle, Photography, Words of music on 2022/02/06 at 04:00

According to Buddha

In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight.

enlarging your world
mad world

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a exhibition walk a month ago at the Contemporary Calgary ~ Perspectives From Within ~ Calgaryotôskwanihk (ᐅᑑᐢᑿᓂᕽ) ~ January 2022

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