5.01.2009

Pause


The world goes on
just fine
even if we pause
step out of the pace
of doing
linger
in the breath
that is inhaled
linger in
the space between
immerse oneself in the exhale
feel
the luscious life
in each and every cell
be intimate for a moment
with breathing
carry this presence into the world
~

I have stepped out of my Montana world into S. California for a visit.
The air is cool, the skies a gray veil with a ghost of blue peaking through, flowers abound, green hillsides slowly turn golden. Spring here heads towards it's end, as spring back home (Montana) just begins. Flying yesterday inspired being with my breath, it truly can be an intimate experience.

31 comments:

  1. How lovely... Let's all step out of pace today and see what we may discover...

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  2. That picture makes me feel like the sun is shining down on my face & warming my skin...even though in reality it is rather chilly & raining heavily! lol

    So, thank you:)

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  3. Beautiful flower & beautiful thoughts! I'm glad you got to take a trip to CA:)

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  4. Hope you will share some SoCal on your return.

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  5. What lovely words, and the photograph just fills my eyes.

    AAaaaahhhh...I think I'm going to run outside now.

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  6. You've selected a beautiful picture to go along with your wonderful words.

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  7. Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes! Ever so beautifully done. I very much enjoy your blog.

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  8. I think that's one of those poppies, isn't it? It's a gorgeous shot...so crisp and clear with excellent lighting. Glad you made it to California. It's raining up here in the SF Bay Area. Thanks for visiting my SWF shot. Enjoy!

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  9. Wonderful & beautiful!

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  10. Welcome to CA...glad to have...can't wait to see what you find to photograph while here.
    I can not find you photograph of the bear??? Can you guide me.
    hug, hug, julie

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  11. Ahhh...I will continuously live vicariously through your beautiful spring photos until mine arrives.

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  12. Pause, step out of the pace... Beautiful words! Well, I did take a pause to admire your post. Have a great weekend, Tammie :)

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  13. Pause, step out of the pace... Beautiful words! Well, I did take a pause to admire your post. Have a great weekend, Tammie :)

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  14. Dear Tammie,
    Being mindful is joy!
    Enjoy your vacation. Pause....
    I love that!
    Thank you.
    Namaste,
    Sherry

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  15. How beautifully meditative...

    Have fun in California. :-)

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  16. As if an egg was broken on top of the stalk of that flower :)
    Great colors, lovely frame.

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  17. So very lovely and thank you for the reminder that the moment is sacred.

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  18. Welcome to Cali. To be able to be intimate with each moment is truly a gift to everyone, Tammie. Keep taking pictures and writing!

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  19. That is lovely spoken, and a lovely photo!

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  20. There's nothing like a visit to a strange and different environment to help us see our world a little more clearly. Hope spring is here to stay when you return!

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  21. this poem describes my spirituality and what i strive to do :)

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  22. Miz TLee: I can't believe that you abandoned Montana to spring into spring on its own, without your attentive curator's eye! :-D

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  23. pausing to step out of the pace of our daily lives ... brilliant.


    peace,
    jp/deb

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  24. Lovely picture and words. Lovely to think of spring - and the breath.

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  25. beautiful thought and the green blurred background adds to the beauty of the image!

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  26. Happy Mother's Day, Tammie. I trust you are in some beautiful space, enjoying yourself.

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  27. Step out and Breathe...Wonderful thoughts beautiful photo...

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  28. Hello Tammie, I'm missing you!
    I'm afraid you've been tagged and hope you will forgive me. Info @ http://versaillesdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2009/05/ok.html

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  29. Beautiful flower - You have such a way with words! Wonderful!

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  30. beautiful flower an matching thoughts.

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  31. Indeed, Tammie. Thanks for this beautiful poem.

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie