Enjoying the three states of water

Old ways won’t open new doors!

Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does. ~ Margaret Atwood

You suppose that you are the lock on the door. But you are the key that opens it ~Rumi

It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it. ~ Dale Carnegie

Six Word Saturday

Jo’s Monday Walk

Lens artists photo challenge

Weekend 132

The urge of getting fresh air

Here is my story. I am not sure if anyone is interested but I shall share it. Many have shown curiosity in knowing, how do I manage with the weather. Regular visitors might have noticed that the weather in my adopted country is quite different than my country of origin. Nothing happens in one day. It takes courage and time to change our old habits.

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom. ~Marilyn Ferguson

In the beginning I struggled with episodes of cough and cold, and sinus headaches. Weather was testing me like anything. Staying inside house forever was not possible but like many others I restricted my activities and thought it was good for my heath. I was wrong. In due time I learned an important lesson from my Norwegian friends, weekends are for outdoor activities. One needs a plan to manage both the household chores and the outdoor fun. It sounds difficult but working on it was a kind of fun. Weather played an important role and we started to plan things accordingly.

In the begining it was only on weekends but later we started doing it a couple of times during a week. The key was to learn how to restrict our TV/social media time. And of course our Norwegain circle helped and supported me a lot. They even arranged outdoor activities and introduced us to new options. Once the joy and happiness was found, we never looked back. Taking images for the blog became one essential activity. As Lao Tzu said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”.

Thank you all for being part of my journey.

धीरे-धीरे रे मना, धीरे सब कुछ होय, माली सींचे सौ घड़ा, ॠतु आए फल होय ~ कबीर दास

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. ~ Paul Dudley White (American physician and cardiologist)

Six word Saturday

Weekend 131

A walk in fresh snow

Precipitate as weather, she appeared from somewhere, then evaporated, leaving only memory.~ Haruki Murakami

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. ~Socrates, a gas-station attendant in a book published in the 1980s by Dan Millman. 

To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold. ~Aristotle

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surrounding~ Kakuzo Okakura (The Book Of Tea)

Jo’s Monday walk

Lens artists photo challenge: change

Weekend 130

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जाने अनजाने मैं  बदल गयी। 

हम सब बदलते हैं।  

कभी खुद की खातिर कभी औरों की। 

ये बदलाव एक पल में नहीं आता,

ये आता है धीरे धीरे।

बस कोशिश है की ये बदलाव 

बेहतरी के लिए हो। 

-रुपाली 

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Random 70: Nature holds the key

It was for the best, so Nature had no choice but to do it ~Marcus Aurelius

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Inspite of all the difficulties,

train your mind to enjoy serenity.

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खुद ज़ेहन में ये बात बिठा ली है,

परेशानी चाहे जितनी हो,  ख़ूबसूरती नज़र-अंदाज़ न होने पाए।  

-रुपाली 

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Silent Sunday