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Exotic Bali + meditation

Bali,ayana resort and spa

Tropical beach, look at that water, this is the Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali.  Hmmm I have a friend who is on holiday in Bali, she has been sending back the most incredible pictures.  Her face beams in every picture where she is in them. Got me thinking, admittedly some of the pictures had me thinking ahhhh yes, a massage by the pool, then a lazy afternoon enjoying the tropical sunshine and breezes.


This is Huilo, Huilo in Neltume,  lodges built on a biological reserve, they are environmental wonders.  they are uniquely in touch with their surroundings… perfect for nature lovers, lots of hiking, exploring, totally different kind of holiday.


This is a picture found on 500px.com,  of Dawn in Bali by Ko Zaw………………….. does this calm the mind or what.. Ok, today I’ll go with the calm, quiet atmosphere of the gentle waters and soothing sounds provided by the beaches and coastline of the areas shown in these pictures to colour my day.
We can’t always be where we might like to be at any given moment in time, but we can thanks to the technology today, be where our hearts take us.  The destination is usually coordinated by our  often busy chattering minds.  In taking the time for a quiet moment, the mind will sigh with relief…. share with me a quiet moment… allow your thoughts to travel with mine in to the depth of the blues and greens, see the little white pebble like shapes, the tiny bird,… then allow you eyes to drift beyond towards the horizon, …. feel your breathing , enjoy the soft swell of your chest as you silently allow the moment to wash over you.

Take this shared moment, the soft, sweet tenderness of now… and carry it into your day…

bali, lagoon villa

Seriously, luxury lagoon villa, for those of you who needed a different visual.. now did that get a smile……

Carry the smile all through the day.. you’ll see it is catching.

Short meditations work, whether you want them to or not.

Namaste      –      Oyashikiri

last picture,roadtrippers.com

Good morning smile, happy day!

bird, Shoebill, aka Whalehead or shoe billed stork from Africa, livdes in swamps from Sudan to Zalmbia

Isn’t this just the cutest most adorable face.. looks like a big smile plastered on his/her face.  Its real, it’s called a Whale-head or Shoe-billed stork an dis found in tropical east Africa.  It can be found in large swamps from Sudan to Zambia.  It is interesting what can compel a person to want to go somewhere, this bird I’d really love to experience.  See it walk, hear how it communicates, what a wonderful morning discovery.

Swamp Art - The Ferryman's End in Eastern Ireland.  Victoruia's Way, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow, Ireland


This Swamp Sculpture can be found in Eastern Ireland.  It is called the Ferryman’s End. (Victoria’s WayRoundwood.co. Wicklow, Ireland)   I’ve been to swampy areas in my travels, but I have never experienced for myself some of the world known swamp lands,   I was most intrigued by this sculpture, the artist had to conceive the idea, build it, and then place it. Amazing workmanship.   Since swamps to me are just boggy areas found in low lying land and usually freeze over come the cold weather. Swamps that house alligators, crocks and life forms all year round due to the totally different climate and geography hold a fascination for me.

swamp forest, Haida Gwaii BC,Canada

This is Swamp Forest in Naikoon Provincial Park, Haiida Gwaii, BC. Canada, I found this picture while looking for inspiration to  make a one of a kind doll that was going to be a swamp fairy.

Swamp -Ssouth Carolina

Photo by John Hunter, 9/2005 – he canoed through the swamp in South Carolina, I’m afraid that this morning I have lost myself in the swamps.   This can happen, I was going to talk on a very different subject, blame it on the Shoe-billed stork, his smile just captured my imagination and off I went further into the swamps. =^_^= I make no apologies, the artists/photographers of these pictures did such a good job of catching the moment, preserving them for us to enjoy, that I willingly wandered from point X to point B.  My choice. … now what do you think, I found this  house, wonder if it is for rent.  I might sit a spell and delight in the moment.  Care to join me?

wee home

Life is what we make it… thanks for travelling with me this morning.. on our mini journey. Happy Saturday!  Oyashikiri





I got this picture in the mail the other day, caption was about the pot holes in life, and what a danger they were to us and our vehicles.
I see an adventure of a country road, leading me to new challenges and possibilities. I gaze down the road, happily anticipating what lies ahead,  and wondering what is around the corner.  I hope that there is a place I can pull over to explore the forest of trees that line this new discovery. A dirt road, and unknown destinations are delightful to find..

Smile bring sunshine into your life and those who meet you today. =^_^=
A person who is always pleasant and cheerful, can spread their joy wherever they go. Always remember to smile, (PL teaching)

“It takes two to speak the truth – one to speak, and another to listen”  Henry David Thoreau

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