Tag Archives: wisdom

Art of Waiting

Finally unpacked the boxes in the basement. Found the glue but not the toolbox.

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Taking that as a sign that I’m suppose to be doing other things sans tools.

“She was always waiting, it seemed to be her forte.”
― D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover – Amen. 😉

All in Good Time Incense Holder

All in Good Time” Vintage Panda and Bamboo Figurine Mosaic Tile Incense Holder was created with gorgeous black iridescent tile, golden glass gems and ceramic tile is available for sale on our Etsy Shop.

Being Here Now

Years of practice and I can still only do what I’m doing while I’m doing it.

Writing this post thinking about walking bootless dogs, getting the towels out of the dryer and mourning the loss of bagels … must be the gluten … seriously they could have come up with a better word.

Could have listened to Ram Dass, in eighth grade, when he wrote … “Now is now. Are you going to be here or not?”

Being in a moment is an interesting place and from what I can tell, while I’m in and out of consciousness, it’s very relaxing, it doesn’t cost anything to get in, it’s really quiet and the doors never close.  

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Syracuse, NY Sidewalk A-ha Moment © Mara Lee
Insert Favorite Quotes by Ram Dass here - have a different moment I have to get to.  :)-

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” ― Ram Dass

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

“We’re fascinated by the words–but where we meet is in the silence behind them.”  ― Ram Dass

“Spiritual practices help us move from identifying with the ego to identifying with the soul. Old age does that for you too. It spiritualizes people naturally.”  ― Ram Dass

“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.” ― Ram Dass

“The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can’t have it. The minute you don’t want power, you’ll have more than you ever dreamed possible.” ― Ram Dass

“As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can’t see how it is.” ― Ram Dass

“A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there’s work to be done.”  ― Ram Dass

“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.” – Ram Dass

and a personal favorite … “Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it.” ― Ram Dass

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we’re here! – grand canyon

Moments Matter Thursday

Me, My Selfie and I

Didn’t know what a  Selfie was, until my kids told me.

According to the Urban Dictionary  a #Selfie is … A picture taken of yourself that is planned to be uploaded to Facebook, Myspace or any other sort of social networking website. You can usually see the person’s arm holding out the camera in which case you can clearly tell that this person does not have any friends to take pictures of them so they resort to Myspace to find internet friends and post pictures of themselves, taken by themselves. A selfie is usually accompanied by a kissy face or the individual looking in a direction that is not towards the camera.

Thank gawd that’s cleared up … and here I’ve been taking pictures of myself all my life and I didn’t have a clue what it was called:)

Beach Feet is probably the first in a series of #Selfie Feet Photos that I’ve taken over the years.

It was just me, my Selfie and I in Kauai ’05.

Beach Feet all rights reserved © 2013 Mara Lee
“Beach Feet” all rights reserved © Mara Lee

Being alone does weird and amazing things to a person.

When was the last time you were alone?

Exactly.

If you take a journey alone, you look for things to do … like taking your 2 feet places and then documenting their time there.  Plus … it gives you a good reason to have a pedicure.

"Finding My Way" all rights reserved © Mara Lee
“Finding My Way” all rights reserved © Mara Lee

Found the answer that I was looking for so I Photoshopped it.

"Aloha" all rights reserved © 2013 Mara Lee
“Aloha” all rights reserved © Mara Lee

“There is a certain strength in being alone.”
― Heather Duffy Stone

… and it takes a ton of courage.

"Hammocks Have Answers"  all rights reserved © Mara Lee
“Hammocks Have Answers” all rights reserved © Mara Lee

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”
— Henry David Thoreau

Blue Skies and Safe Travels

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“Aloha” all rights reserved © Mara Lee