Who’s been feeling this? The past few days I have been experiencing weird emotional rollercoasters (which is strange for me because usually my emotions are consistently peaceful and steady). So many old situations (even unresolved ones from childhood or 10+ years ago) have been resurfacing. When these feelings/uncomfortable memories resurface, what’s been helping me is to step back into a neutral observer perspective (taking the emotional charge out of it) so I can understand what that aspect of myself needs me to understand/integrate/transmute/let go/heal. Also, I’ve been journaling nonstop the past few days and I gotta say, it’s been amazing to write it out and see it for what it is. 😌💖 How have you guys been feeling lately, and what do you like to do when unpleasant memories/traumas resurface?
Pair of Manuscript Covers with Buddhist Scenes
Nepal (Kathmandu Valley)
Medium: Distemper on wood
Dimensions: 2 1/4 x 12 15/16 in. (5.7 x 32.9 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Eisenberg, 1984
Early Nepalese and Indian books derive their format from the long, narrow pieces of dried palm leaf that serve as their pages. The horizontal leaves were not bound together but, rather, kept in sequence by strings that passed through holes. These, in turn, were aligned with others inside wooden covers, which kept the pages flat and safe when the book was stored. The inside surfaces of these covers were often richly illuminated with groups of deities and, less frequently, scenes from the Buddha's life. Usually, little correspondence can be found between the subject of the paintings and the text recorded in the manuscripts.
This cover, one of a pair, is painted with scenes from the past lives of the Buddha (jatakas) as well as from his historic life. It is divided into several scenes. At the far left, a bodhisattva adores Prajnaparamita, the Goddess of Transcendent Wisdom, seated in a shrine. In the center, the Buddha in a former life receives a gift of honey from a monkey. To the left of this scene, a figure, possibly a Buddha, sits on and leans against a cropping of rock while another figure appears before a cloth screen. At the right, a woman emerges from a palace and walks toward two seated figures, observed from above by two gods. Nepalese paintings such as these preserve a naturalism that harks back to the great Indian cave painting of Ajanta and, curiously, is seldom found in Indian manuscripts of the same period.
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profile: Alessandro Longi The subject of the photograph is The Sacred Mountain Arunachala, in the North of Tamil Nadu. Ramana Maharshi revealed that "Arunachala is the Guru in the form of a mountain. Be aware that Arunachala is the heart of the world. It's really Siva himself!" Although Ramana Maharshi has left his human form, he will always be here shining in the form of Arunachala, giving guidance and comfort to his devotees. "Silence is unparalleled eloquence, the state of grace that comes from within" "The primordial substance whose essence is the silence, that is me" "Your duty is to be: and not to be this or that ." Ramana Maharshi 🙏🕉🙏
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Alessandro Longi. Il soggetto delIa fotografia è la Sacra Montagna Arunachala, nel Nord del Tamil Nadu. Ramana Maharshi rivelò che "Arunachala è il Guru nella forma di una montagna. Sappiate che Arunachala è il cuore del mondo. E’ veramente lo stesso Siva!" Sebbene Ramana Maharshi ha lasciato la sua forma umana, egli rimarrà sempre qui risplendente nella forma di Arunachala, dando guida e conforto ai suoi devoti. "Il silenzio è ľ impareggiabile eloquenza, lo stato di grazia che sorge dalľ interno." "La sostanza primordiale la cui essenza è il silenzio quello sono io." "Il tuo dovere è quello di essere : e non di essere questo o quello." Ramana Maharshi 🕉🙏🕉
"Ik vind het erg leuk om te leren ontdekken wat ik nog meer in huis heb ? Dank zij jou leer ik mezelf beter kennen." Dit zijn de woorden van Esther. Totaal onervaren kwam ze bij mij om te leren #zentangle#tekenen.
Na de eerste onzekerheid kwam ze op gang, werd super enthousiast, kon bijna niet meer stoppen, kreeg zelfvertrouwen en durfde steeds meer!
Maar ook kwam ze zichzelf tegen op papier. Wat bij haar heeft geleid tot meer inzicht in zichzelf en het vinden van de kracht en de moed om haar situatie onder ogen te zien en vooral anders te bekijken.
Haar gedachten kwamen in beweging, er kwamen nieuwe inzichten, andere keuzes, nieuw gedrag.
Dit is wat er kán gebeuren, als je jezelf beeldend gaat uiten. Als je gaat creëren.
Omdat je creëert met heel je wezen, met al je ervaringen, met al je gedachten en overtuigingen, met je mindset en hoe je in het leven staat.
En dat kan enorm verrijkend zijn.
Maar 'gewoon' creatief bezig zijn en daarvan genieten, dat ontwikkelen mag natuurlijk ook. Lekker ontspannen en tijd voor jezelf nemen.
Je bent van harte welkom.
Op 7 februari start en weer een cursus #zentangle. Ik noem het #kunstzinnig#meditatie#tekenen omdat je lekker je draai eraan mag geven.
Wil je erbij zijn? Check dan praktijkheelbeeld.nl/aanbod, daar vind je de cursus.
Ik zou het super vinden!
I’m not religious but have always felt an affinity for religious buildings, in particular churches. Being European I’m fortunate to have grown up surrounded by the ancient, beautiful architecture left by my ancestors and an old English church is still one of the places I feel most at home, most calm. Strange really. But there is also something to be said for a modern architectural take on a spiritual sanctuary and I find I’m growing very fond of such places down here in the New World. A church, a freshly mown lawn and an old tree to sit under and ponder life. Zen.
✨ There’s a difference between someone who kinda likes you and someone who needs your soul next to them. Don’t blame them for disappointing you, blame yourself for not knowing the difference. It’s not what we do, but also what we fail to acknowledge, for which we are accountable.✨😊#thirdeyeshawty
Feeling SO un motivated this week after a very emotionally taxing week BUT life must go on.
I’ve now had some quality time with my family and closest friends and its just put my life into perpective again.
We can’t move forward if we are spending all our time looking back so lets go !!! Todays a new day.... Dont forget to tell the people you love how you feel you never know when it might be the last time xx
We have been lied our whole lives, we have been taught how not to think, how not to feel. We are taught that having feelings and emotions make us weak.
They teach us meaningless shit in school, We have been restricted to using our brain capacity, because they know if we are aware of our power and capabilities , we would be traveling between countries within minutes, transmitting energy and power wirelessly across the world. We wouldn't be getting sick or depressed, but yet we would be building and growing together, instead of comparing and competing.
Imagine if we weren't taught anything at all and we had to experience and make up our own mind , can you imagine what would happen then ?
The day after Christmas we went to the zoo with Gammy and had an especially good time seeing the alligators, Wyatt’s whole reason for wanting to go, because the Audubon Zoo has a whole bayou full of gators. Notice WyGuy’s alligator shirt. The babies were so cute! It had been a couple of years since we had been, so we had a great time! We love the Asian and Mayan exhibits too! 💜💛💚🐊 Also, it was the only time on the trip (12 days) that we saw the sun! So when we got back to Utah, yes it was freezing, but we were happy to see blue skies again.