Viva Vibrant – Weekly Photo Challenge

This week was a challenge for me especially because I ended the week of struggles with a bout of diarrhea.   However, the challenge helped me see the beauty of life while I rested at home.  These vibrant photos of last summer s trip brought me back to life.   I hope it is as…

Optimism – Look Up and  All Will Be Well WPC

I looked up at the planet alignment at dawn.  Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn will align in the early morning sky this late January.   I phones are not ideal for astrophotography.   The clouds marred Mercury s appearance. This universal phenomenon made me optimistic and I will share to you the news articles…

Why Meditate Everyday?

Originally posted on absolutely ridiculous!:
I feel it’s kind of obvious to most of us, then why this discussion? This is to reinforce what you already know. Positive reinforcement is a must. Classical yogic texts call it Satsang(holy company.) You meet up with like-minded positive people and you discuss things which matter.You are not worried…

Double Meanings – Alphabet for the Weekly Photo Challenge

In a small home, it didn’t seem we had room for everything.   I love decorative items with letters and when it didn’t fit in the living room, we found space for our beloved letters here.     This is exactly what we want to create in the home.  A home where everyone feels love and…

Living More with Less 

This is inspired by an article by Graham Hill in the New York Times about Living With Less.    He wrote about a former life where he had more and was filled with discontent.   He compared it with a life with less space and possessions but with increased happiness.   My parents housed our family…

Weight(less) – Weekly Photo Challenge

   This is an art installation by Antonio Leano at the Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines.   For me the contrast of the bamboo forest reaching upward and the heavy rocks reveal both weight and weightlessness together.       Another work  that I believe shows both weight and weightlessness is this wood nymph by Daniel…

Pit Señor

It is mid-January, the City of Cebu is abuzz with holy excitement over the Sinulog Festival.   It is the festival to honor the Señor (the “Santo Niño” or the Holy Child) that was said to have started in 1521 when the explorer Ferdinand Magellan used the Catholic faith to befriend the native ruling families in…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Circles 

I usually post one photo inspired by the week’s photo challenge.     CircleHowever I am a little inspired by the joy in my heart.   New Year’s Day is always wonderful for me.  It’s also my birthday.  It is so delightful when the whole world celebrates your birthday.   And even when the whole…