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Twilight, between the night and sunrise.

Twilight, between the night and sunrise.

Ocean of Joy.

A sole surfes.

A sole surfer.

The earth orbits around the sun. The knight dresses in golden armor, refreshed after a vacation in the land of oblivion. Beta waves with amplitudes of varying frequency signal consciousness this is a better way to be, to feel, to think, and to act.

Oh what a beautiful morning.

Oh what a beautiful morning.

The big swell, light offshore wind, the surf is up. I am up and the conditions are ideal for being with nature. My bare feet touch the wet sand, I earth-out, bearing my board to face the challenging waves. The battle starts the turbulent white-water has to be overcome, to reach the trysting place, where the engagement takes place. This is the challenging moment where man and nature connect, to go with the flow,in the now. Wu wei, this is the breaking, or the making moment of ecstasy, living in the now, with the force of nature.

Early birds of a feather.

Early birds of a feather.

People fight life wanting, grasping, and hording not understanding all material things are impermanent and everything transient. Like the passing wave, we can only go, with the flow of nature. The time is now, the wave will not wait, life is now do not waste it. The most important thing is what you are doing now; the most important person is the one that is with you now. Travel light laiden down with pockets full of coins the surfer would drown. Some possessions we use, the ones we do not use are a burden needing protection and maintenance. To the needy and the greedy flaunting wealth causes envy, jealousy, and hate. Enjoying nature’s free gifts, sharing our gifts is in tune with nature way.

Just another day in Paradise.

Just another day in Paradise.

Beginning your day in the twilight you will catch the sun’s brilliant display. This is the photographers ‘Golden Hour’ at sunrise and the brief time of long shadows and warm glowing colour or sometimes misty affects, a challenge to capture and keep to share with others. Any activity that inspires you to rise early full of enthusiasm will enhance your life. I have always been an up with the birds sort of person. I enjoyed my work, there was no drudgery in doing what I liked, building dams, power stations, bridges, pipelines and roads. An occupation should be chosen that does service, rather than harm. That was my pleasure in getting my nourishment working not purely for money.

Self sculpture, Jack and hot little board.

Self sculpture, Jack and hot little board.

As a youth I got an adrenalin buzz riding the crane hook or feeding my ego up in the purlins. Today safety regulations have taken the excitement and the expertise out of rigging and construction work. A young man has to get his excitement from less practical activities. Does the way you ‘earn a crust’ bring you joy and satisfaction? Do you work for ‘big bickies’ to buy status symbols and luxuries beyond what you need? I am not averse to earning large sums of money as long as it is earned in an ethical way and spent on unselfish things.

A boy at heart.

A boy at heart.

At the end of the day what have we achieved, can we sleep with an untroubled mind? A joyous day full of good activity aids a restful night. Enjoy today in a pleasant way for it will pass. Leave no more than foot prints in your travels and take only pictures. Have respect for age, Mother Earth is extremely old. Some say about 5 billion years others only 6,ooo years, let us not get diverted, extremely old we can all agree on. We must be mindful of the beta wave frequency and amplitude.

Natures sacredcathedral.

Natures cathedral.

Take a walk in natures garden hear her music the rustle of the leaves caressed by the gentle breeze aware of her breath of life. Breath in the life-giving air, exhale the negative waste. You can focus on your breath; you can count on this to calm an agitated mind. Your emotions becoming tranquil, you can now see the beauty everywhere. Conversely an angry person cannot taste the food in his mouth. This is meditation on the breath, concentrate on the breath of life and you will appreciate what a wondrous world we live in. this is to love life and all creation.

A leaf out of natures good-book.

A leaf out of natures good-book.

Not wasting time on fighting over who has found the truth. The truth is elusive and is also subject to change. The irony is the only thing that does not alter is the fact that ‘everything is subject to change.’ I will be generous and say to the waiter accept the change.

While the heighrise sleeps.

While the highrise sleeps.

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Burleigh Beach

Burleigh

Burleigh sun rise

Burleigh sun rise

Burleigh sun rise

Burleigh sun rise

Burleigh

Burleigh

Burleigh

Biking home

I am never alone on a sunny day.

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 Beauty in Meditation.

Statue of Contentment.

Statue of Contentment.

Stilling the mind is the whole purpose of meditation.

When the mind is tranquil the whole universe surrenders.

Take a deep breath, set aside your stress and discomfort and focus only on good.

Beauty and the beast.

Beauty and the beast.

You can find some quality of beauty and goodness or some redeeming feature in all situations by taking a moment to look for its merit.

Ideal  place for meditation.

Ideal place for meditation.

You can shift your awareness in this way and change your attitude by looking for the excellence in all situations.

Up to great the sunrise.

Up to greet the sunrise.

When you rush breathlessly from one moment to the next anticipating another problem or hungering for another pleasure, you miss the beauty and the nearness of the present, which is constantly unfolding before you.

A magic time of day.

A magic time of day.

Meditation teaches you to take the necessary time to be conscious of the present moment, aware of each moment as it comes – the sound of traffic, the smell of mowed grass, the laughter of a child, the worried look on a shopper’s face, the coming and going of your own breath.

Only me and the seagulls.

Only me and the seagulls.

In fact, as meditation traditions remind us, only the present moment exists anyway – past is a memory and the future is a fantasy on the movie screen of our mind.

The lucky old son and me.

The lucky old sun and me.

Savor what you are doing, when you eat, enjoy the appearance, smell the aroma, taste the flavor, feel the texture and appreciate. Be aware of those without enough food and you will be thankful. Where food is scarce the starved can be excused for hasty eating.

Meditation focising on the ocean.

Meditation focusing on the ocean.

By regularly practicing following the breath meditation the static like thoughts, that disturb clear thinking, can in time be controlled. Making it possible to fully focus our attention on any activity we are engaged in, free of distraction from an over excited mind. It becomes possible to be mindful of our thoughts and fully engage in the present. To be fully mindful is to be fully alive in the now. The past is set in concrete the future a vision in the mind. All we have control of is now.

Go with the flow in tune with nature.

Go with the flow in tune with nature.

Peace is not the serenity found in an idyllic silent, sheltered sanctuary. To be at peace is to be in the midst of noisy activity and life’s turmoil and remain calm. Making meditation a daily practice will bring about peace in your mind and all you encounter will be beautifully enhanced.

Round up and bike back for breakfast.

Round up and bike back for breakfast.

   

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