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Insight..into  Meditation

I've been taking meditation classes for awhile now...some of you probably already know that my son, Chris, owns his own studio...and he is wonderful at what he does...along with teaching us how to meditate, each week he explains more about the 4 Noble a way that we can understand it.  It is not always easy but with his words..and gentle coaching I'm starting to get it...this week he explained how the Breath is really the body within the body.  I loved the sound of that and when I close my eyes and think on those words...I get it..Simple right.

So Lesson 6 of Be Still, my class with Kim Klassen, also has an emphasis on slowing down, taking time, breathing..all before hitting the shutter button.  To set ourselves up for quiet and harmony in our images...this water lily fits both Kim's and Chris's perspective on life right this moment. Insight into ourselves...slowly opening our awareness..strange that they both meet me where I stand with with the same intention... without knowing each other. Karma..perhaps, from two people I very much respect.

"In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness."  Mahatma Gandhi

On the image above I processed it a bit in light room and then used Kim's pre-set darkmood.  At first I wasn't sure if I liked it because it wasn't bright and brilliant but the more I thought about the theme's the perfect processing for this flower..very moody and thought provoking.


On another note...I have spent two days working on getting an e-mail subscription up and running  for those of you  who have asked for it...I am so happy to say that finally it is up working, I find new things so challenging but so pleased when it all comes together...So please, if it is easier for you, give the e-mail subscription a try...I would love to hear from you in the comment section...thanks so much for stopping all inspire me to continue doing my best both in my photography and my writing... 


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Reader Comments (7)

What a beautiful image with perfect words and thoughts Cheryl. I still find it difficult to meditate but I try....

June 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterViv Halliwell

Cheryl, I am so pleased you have the email subscription. Now I can be sure to stay up to date! I love the entire idea of meditation. Here and there I have done it and I find I am so calm and refreshed afterwards. I need to force myself to find the time to do it at least each day! Love the subtle color of the photo!

June 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Thomas

Cheryl, I am very impressed. I have been meditating for years but not to the degree you are. I love your blog and will sign up for the email. Again I feel like a kindred spirit. Peg

June 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeg Rogers

Wow, love these lily pads. Nice. Visiting from Be Still 52.

June 26, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdiana foster

I have been a student of meditation and Buddhism for some time now and I can't think of any practice that has made a more positive change in my life. Everyt thing you put into the outer world starts in the inner one and peace is only a breath away. Beautiful water liliy image Cheryl. Love the processing.

June 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSherry G.

You're the meaning of the word meditation....peace and harmony follow you around.

July 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn

Thanks Marilyn...your words mean a lot to me...we need to gather in the mountains again and do a bit more meditating...that was such a beautiful experience. Love you.

July 7, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercheryl c.

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