Silver Koi Encounter
This image was made in Encinitas, California at the Garden of the Self-Realization Fellowship. It was founded in 1937 by Paramahansa Yogananda. It was on this bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean that he wrote the now classic of spiritual literature, Autobiography of a Yogi. The gardens have been built up over the past sixty years with meandering pathways, ponds with koi fish, and nooks to duck out of sight and enjoy the sun and a quiet moment. The area is dense with greenery and an impressive landscape that isn’t necessarily large, but certainly lush.
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“Men!”, Terri exclaimed, her eyes red and swollen from crying. “I’m so tired of having my heart broken. Why can’t I just find a man who’ll love me the way I want him to?”, she asked no one in particular. “What’s wrong with me?”, she cried.
She just learned that her fiancé was still seeing his former girlfriend and had been lying to her. And this was just one more in a long string of betrayals for Terri. She just didn’t know if she could take another one, but here it was. This could mean the end of her engagement if they didn’t get this sorted out. But, she felt so hopeless – and wasn’t even sure she wanted to sort it out. Continue reading »
Clouds Over the Ortiz Mountains
New Mexico skies are dramatic and constantly changing. The Ortiz Mountains are a small mountain range south of Santa Fe off Highway 14, or the Turquoise Trail. There are very old turquoise mines in these mountains. A former mining town called Madrid is now a thriving art colony.
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People yearn for relationships they can trust. They want to be able to depend on people. They want relationships characterized by ease, clarity and harmonious cooperation. But, is there any adult who hasn’t felt let down or betrayed by someone who didn’t live up to his or her agreements?
What Is an Agreement?
What is an agreement really? An agreement is a method for coordinating action between two or more people. It is supposed to smooth the way for efficient harmonious interaction. But why do people so frequently not live up to their word? Usually an agreement fails because it does not reflect the true desire and motivation of all the people making the agreement. People who agree to something because they are afraid of what will happen if they don’t agree, will more than likely not follow through, unless they are pressured to do so. Continue reading »
Santa Fe Summer Sky with Double Rainbow
I saw this double rainbow near our home recently as I was driving to the co-op. It lasted a really long time and was very dramatic and beautiful. I took a lot of pictures and I think this is one of the best. I hope you like it! As always, your comments are appreciated.
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Top Ten Practices of Enlightened Relationships
Relationships are in many ways like real, seagoing ships. Just like a sailing vessel needs regular, constant care and upkeep, your relationships need regular care and upkeep. The crew of a sailing ship is knowledgeable in the standard practices of seamanship, which is absolutely required to maintain a ship’s seaworthiness. Unfortunately, most people are not knowledgeable in the standard practices of maintaining their relation-ships.
Yet, most people in relationships of any kind are usually focused on the goals of the relationship, whether building a life or a business or a community center. There is very little attention paid to the relation-ship itself. And often, somewhere along the voyage of life, the relation-ship is unable to withstand the inevitable and predictable storms of life that can damage both the individuals in the relationship and the relation-ship itself. Maintaining a strong, stable, satisfying relation-ship requires knowledge and skill – neither of which is commonly taught in our culture. Continue reading »
Sunlit Still Life
In the summer for a brief period each day the setting sun shines on our dining room credenza illuminating a hanging oriental carpet with cranes, a bejeweled silver box and a silver pitcher. It is a visual delight and I hope you enjoy this image.
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