Thursday, June 1, 2017

Today's Romantic Quote For Tonight...

"Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night til it be morrow."
William Shakespeare

Do you remember where you were when you first heard that line?? It had to be the most romantic movie I have ever seen... I must have been about 18 years old!!



Monday, May 8, 2017

Rainy Nights and Blissfull Dreams

It seems that this is the year for rain... nearly everywhere and this morning I woke up to it outside my window. I guess that is why I slept so well.  It's odd, when you read horror novels. Rainy nights are always sooo creepy. Something bad (you just know) is going to happen on the next page. But, I kind of like rainy nights. Now the thunder which usually accompanies it at night... I don't like. I have no idea how your body can literally jump off the bed when there is a crack of thunder... but it would be interesting to know lol!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

A Quote About Mom

There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness... The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital I have made my way.

Andrew Jackson

I was just thinking about my own mom. Yes, there are times when she has driven me crazy, but there were also lots of times when she held my hand!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Night Skies... Vs... Night Terrors

Have you ever parked  just to be able to look at all the stars in the sky? My parents used to live in a little town in Ontario and on our way back to Toronto, we used to stop on the side of the road, just to look at the stars. There was nothing like that in Toronto and the sheer number of twinkling lights in the sky would take your breath away.

We now live in the prairies and I can wait until it gets warm enough to go outside and sit on the porch just to be able to look up! Yes, the sky really is bigger in the prairies ;)   at least it seems so. I'm still amazed at how far the sky stretches when everything is flat!!

So yes, night thoughts can be scary, but night skies can also be amazing. You just never know if someone way up there is looking back down at you... wondering about you!



Monday, April 17, 2017

Night Miseries

Why do things always look 100 times worse at night than when morning breaks?  I guess that is when you have to bring your meditation practice out for one more try. And it works!!!

I have done my morning meditation, but I'm thinking of adding a few more minutes throughout the day for good measure!!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Wouldn't It Be Nice To Wake Up To a Day Like This!!

“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.”
  Maya Angelou

Falling asleep I have not problem with, it's waking up in the middle of the night to thoughts that I don't really want to think about. And it's all thanks to learning how to meditate. I am closing in on a month and a half and for me... that is pretty good.

I Carry A Balance Rune In My Pocket

What I dream of is an art of balance,
of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter -
a soothing,
calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair
which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
 Henri Matisse

Years ago I looked into the practice of Runes... I don't remember a lot about them other than the fact that I was in great need of Balance in my life... so I have carried that little tablet in my pocket ever since to remind me. 

How do you go from talented to genius!

No one can arrive from being talented alone. God gives talent, work transform talent into genius.
Anna Pavlova

I just finished reading that it takes 10,000 hours to master something. I have been thinking that with my meditation practise... it's going to take me until I'm about 90 to master this lol!!