10.18.2009

Rest


 
avoid living
theme of busy mind
as it fiddles with past and fantasy future
hearts wisdom:
conquer twirling scenarios
rest in the solitude of spaciousness
magic grows
~


walking in the woods this week
the quality of the air 'caught' my attention
immersed in a spacious feeling
there was no thinking
distinct realization of being in a living moment
filled me
along with a sense of being enlivened ~



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74 comments:

  1. I can so relate to your words, I know what you mean. Wonderful work Tammie!

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  2. I also can relate and that is a beautiful macro with amazing color! Beautiful, Tammie!

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  3. Wow, beautiful words and stunning flowers as always Tammie. Majestic!

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  4. I've felt that often. Great words.

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  5. wonderful to see it so close up! Great shot!

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  6. I feel that way too~ When I walk outside ^^

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  7. Beautiful words. I've also had that feeling when walking through woods :)

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  8. Walking in the woods always does that to and for me - the air, the light, the fragrance, the colors.

    Forest = for rest, at least for me.

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  9. I have walked the woods several timea this week, for long walks. Beautiful weather, crisp air, gorgeous colors....I know what you mean.
    Beautiful post, Tammie!

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  10. Superb. I felt slightly elated today after a wonderful autumn walk in the palace grounds. It was early enough to avoid the crowds and that was a huge satisfaction. Looking at trees, leaves, berries, listening to birds and watching magpies was a moment where I forgot everything. So your words again ring so true.

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  11. Living the moment.. How precious is that..

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  12. totally relaltable stuff here...

    i love osi prompts!

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  13. totally relaltable stuff here...

    i love osi prompts!

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  14. the lighting gives the feeling of an abstract!

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  15. enormous wisdom, Tammie. So many people focused on past or "fantasy future" manage avoidance of today.

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  16. There's nothing better than to capture yourself in the moment of now...you expressed this so beautifully. Wonderful!

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  17. Gorgeous macro!
    Your words are always filled with lyrical thoughts.
    As I was out today in the cooler air enjoying the fall weather we are having your words of 'the quality of the air' really fit my experience today.

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  18. So peaceful.
    Thank you.

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  19. I enjoyed this very much. Made me think of Rabbi Rami Shapiro's book on lovingkindness.

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  20. Wonderful post! Thanks so much for sharing your timely thoughts and this beautiful image ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  21. Hi Tammie,
    I love walking too but today I lifted my dahlias instead...nevertheless, it is so invigorating being outdoor in a balmy weather.

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  22. Beautiful flowers and words.

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  23. Lovely shot. Are they Impatiens Glandulifera?

    Walking in the woods, or near them, is good for the soul.

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  24. "conquer twirling scenarios" :)

    Know when to get off of the Merry Go Round. A couple times around is fun enough. But then we begin to yawn.

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  25. beautiful picture, and indeed walking in the fresh air can really ground us, awaken us, and feed our soul.
    peace

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  26. Lovely that so many of you have similar experiences when walking in nature.

    Delphyne,
    I enjoyed what you wrote:
    Forest = for rest

    Hi Frank,
    This is a close up of a clover flower.

    N.Moments, love that the yawn shows up.

    Heart felt gratitude for all your visits!

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  27. Wow .. I love both the macro shot and the poem. Weldone!

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  28. Photography at its best and such a lovely poem, too.

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  29. Lovely photo Tammie and your words are beautiful too... I love "twirling scenarios" and "solitude of spaciousness". Connecting with nature in the way you describe is such a special one... living in the moment... a way to live... an inspiration. Carol

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  30. Hi Tammie,
    I love the "solitude of spaciousness" and sometimes find it in the NOW.

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  31. Beautifully written...so serene and spacious.

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  32. I missed you on the 13th for the giveaway - maybe we can trade of you do want some seeds?

    I got the ice crystals very ggood on the photos almost look like flowers. Maria Berg

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  33. Yummy thoughts and vibrant photo. My spirit IS always lifted when I visit here. Thank you!

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  34. Oh that's what I've experiance too when I'm in the Woods...That air, specially early in the mornings.

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  35. Beautiful, is that pink clover through a macro?

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  36. Beautiful thoughts, Tammy! Lovely macro!

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  37. Wonderful thoughts, Tammy. I loved it.

    what has time got to do with blood?

    Also don't forget to post your creative works at Monday Poetry Train Revisited each Monday morning!

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  38. Beautiful and lovely shots !! Nice post..Unseen Rajasthan

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  39. The verve of the air has been catching my attention too ...

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  40. nice macro shot..congrats and have a nice week

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  41. You have certainly helped me *conquer twirling scenarios* with this lovely photo. Nicely done. I'm grateful!

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  42. I love the state of being "enliven"!

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  43. Hi Arija,
    Yes, that is pink clover with my macro lens. Each little flower almost looks like an orchid or well something sweet for sure!

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  44. Beautiful image and words, as always!

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  45. Your first poem reminds me of what I do way too often: live in the past and the future and not the present. And your second expresses why I love the wilderness — that is when I do live in thepresent. Thank you.

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  46. Lovely words of wisdom! Strong and thoughtful. It's nice to know we are neighbors on this spinning ball -

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  47. I like both the photo and the poem. Well-done!

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  48. A beautiful soul is timeless, indescribable loving and expanding. This is everyone, everywhere.

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  49. I like that "conquer twirling scenarios". I can relate to this.

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  50. Magic grows, organically, from within.

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  51. This is beautiful, the photo and the writing! Lovely! :)

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  52. Many great photos and words! Thanks for visiting my blog!/Ninni/fotografia

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  53. You take care of all the deers - It is lovely to have wild animals in the garden - and yes it best not to plant and be angry better like you said to look and be please for the wild.

    Take care you to,
    Maria Berg

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  54. Me again,
    I am happy that I do know some English - you poem is much better in English - did try to translate it with your gadget- turned out funny so I am still smiling.

    /MB

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  55. "rest in the solitude of spaciousness", a phrase to contemplate - thanks for this.

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  56. I can tell you already do this, your work shows it.

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  57. Thank you for the wise feelings. Its a great reminder that I need on a regular basis! Moments like that are truely magical.

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  58. Lots to think about with "rest in the solitude of spaciousness" What a wonderful thing to be able to do. Lovely poem~

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  59. beautiful poem dear:)...complimenting pic:)....

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  60. No matter how busy and hectic things might get for us, those flowers remain so very peaceful fulfillng their purpose of creation.
    Your poem reminds me of this,
    '... Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: ... even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.'

    Sorry I was late in getting here, so far mainly I have had time to answer only the comments. Thank you for peeking in on me. :-)
    ..

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  61. I have had those same feelings when walking in the woods. There is a feeling there that's hard to explain. Did I tell you my sister and I found a mountain lion sleeping at the top of a tree the last time we walked in the woods? It was amazing. He was about three stories up in an oak tree, resting on a huge branch.

    Your photograph is so beautiful, too--one wonders what those flowers might be saying to one another.

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  62. Lovely reminder to listen to the wisdom of the heart and expand in the solitude of spaciousness ...

    peace,
    jp/deb

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  63. Your photo is enough to make my heart and mind smile, but then you added the beautiful poetry and the circuit in my head was complete. Lovely.

    And the ice crystals below? Spectacular also!

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  64. Sounds very refreshing indeed...."rest in the solitude of spaciousness magic grows" conveyed the enlivening moment beautifully.

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  65. Beautiful words Tammie. Thank you for sharing them.
    Blessings and smiles

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  66. a lovely flower and a beautiful space to be in--just being alive in the moment. Thanks for sharing!

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  67. Remember: you are living there for us all, and you capture (and translate it all back to us) so beautifully.

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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