After a week spent absorbing
the natural beauty of the Wild Coast
I mentioned to a friend
that the whole holiday
felt like a prayer of gratitude
Wild Coast by Robyn Gordon
..... which got me thinking about a quotation by Meister Eckhart
"If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough."
.... which lead to a favourite quote by Rumi
"Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground."
Photography by Klaus Oppenheimer. See website here
There are indeed hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground
Photo from Lisa Haneberg's website here
Leslie Avon Miller observes nature through her camera lens. See blog here
Observing the miracles of nature is at the top of my list
Nature Photography by Kevin Jones. See blog post about Photography as Meditation here.
Practicing mindful photography
Photo by Kevin Jones
Photo by Kevin Jones.
" If I really wanted to pray I'll tell you what I'd do. I'd go out into a great big field all alone or in the deep deep woods and I'd look up into the sky -- up -- up-- up -- into the lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its blueness. And then I'd feel a prayer." -- L M Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
I love this photograph by Sarah Gillespie. See website here
As an artist I am aware of something greater than myself
every time I create art.
When I look at the work of many, many artists
I can feel the sacred in their work.
I'm certain their art is their meditation.
Sarah Gillespie at work. See Sarah's Blog here
I remember the way we were taught to pray at school
Prayers always seemed so elaborate
A far cry from Mary Oliver's ideas of prayer
PRAYING by Mary Oliver
It doesn't have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch
a few words together and don't try
to make them elaborate,
this isn't a contest but a doorway
into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.
By Fiona Watson. See Flickr photo stream here