Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself ~Rumi
Every passing day made me realize that if someone wants to change they will find a way. Who am I?
Quite often people ask my opinion. Earlier I used to spend lot of energy and time explaining the pros and cons of all sides. Now I can use the same time in reading, walking and learning the art of seeing. I shall train my mind to observe most relevant things the rest go in white noise.
I am not in science fiction but someone mentioned the book during one of our book club meetings. After being on waiting list for a couple of months I finally got the book. A book which was set in the future after a flu pandemic, was a captivating dystopian novel.
There isn’t any such thing as an ordinary life.~ L.M. Montgomery
After a break we resume our daily walks. Walking in fresh snow is such an activity. Just that taking care of umbrella, camera and mittens require skills which I should learn😊. The surrounding looks new every time we pass by. Taking pictures is an addiction but some spots needs our attention and an image is mandatory. First I thought of making these images monochrome but then decided to keep them as they are. Hope you like them.
In earlier times people would visit the religious places of their own belief. Times have changed and we see crowd everywhere. There is nothing wrong visiting places of worship and find some of the best art, history, archaeology and music of all time. In spite of one’s own beliefs proper etiquette should be followed depending on the place and their customs/rituals.
The following images are taken during our visit to an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. Sensoji is perhaps the most famous and the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo. I was amazed to see many messages for the “believers”. I present a couple of them.
When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment? ~ Muriel Barbery
I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.~ Hermann Hesse
If we were meant to stay in one place, we would have roots instead of feet. ~Rachel Wolchin
I am combining two challenges or rather three in this post 🙃 and I know you won’t mind. Some of you might have noticed my short presence on WP these days. There are multiple reasons and I am trying to handle every situation carefully but the number one thing is we are changing address. Now all is said 😀📦😲😰🤪
Lens artists photo challenge : One lens walk – These images were taken last year in summer when I got my first macro lens Nikon 40 mm. I am still not very comfortable using it but I do hope there will be good opportunities in spring and in the summer this year. Looking forward to enjoying it!
May Light always surround you; Hope kindle and rebound you. May your Hurts turn to Healing; Your Heart embrace Feeling. May Wounds become Wisdom; Every Kindness a Prism. May Laughter infect you; Your Passion resurrect you. May Goodness inspire your Deepest Desires. Through all that you Reach For, May your arms Never Tire. ~D. Simone
Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you’re put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.~ Vincent van Gogh
A late post: I wanted to share these images earlier in autumn but when I got time to be on WP a new challenge was waiting for me. I enjoyed my hike and the “mindful” landscape.
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