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life in the bipolarsphere

mlmm wordle 160: whiskey neat

Tale Weaver 124, forest creatures: Calaxia’s concerto

mlmm stories X 5: Xara unbounded

Mindfulness Monday – Pain

Reblogged to save it — pain is the constant isn’t it — physical, mental, emotional.

Picnic with Ants

mushroom

“Do not resist your pain.
Surrender to the grief, despair, fear, loneliness,
or whatever form the suffering takes.
Witness it without labelling it mentally.
Allow it to be there.
Embrace it.
Then see how the miracle of surrender transmutes
deep suffering into deep peace.”

~ Eckhart Tolle

“With mindfulness we have the choice of
responding with compassion to the pain
of craving, anger, fear and confusion.
Without mindfulness we are stuck in the
reactive pattern and identification that
will inevitably create more suffering and confusion.”

~ Noah Levine

*image taken by S. Holcombe, permission is required for use.

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large gulp of wedding toast champagne

Mindfulness Monday – Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness; so often the desire to forget, to allow all the disappear. And a reminder of what remembrance holds for us.

Picnic with Ants

leaf with water droplet quote

“Forgetfulness of your real nature is true death;
rememberance of it is rebirth.”

~Ramana Maharshi

*all photos and artwork on Picnic with Ants created by Wendy Holcombe.  Do not use without permission.

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Apologies

mlmm writing prompt June 4th: mis-spelled

Warren Zevon, Accidentally Like A Martyr

Peter Paul and Mary, Puff the Magic Dragon

Ode to Sheffield Mills

Tale Weaver 122: Once Upon a Park (soap-box, and Strawberry Fields Forever)

Mindfulness Monday – Memories

Picnic with Ants

day lilly with quote

“Never regret a day in your life:
good days give happiness,
bad days give experience,
worst days give lessons,
and best days give memories.”

~ unknown

all photos on picnicwithants.com created by W. Holcombe, unless otherwise noted.

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Barry McGuire, Eve of Destruction

mlmm saturday’s mix: forever outsider

FLF 26.05.17: crows of winter

Stan Rogers, The Mary Ellen Carter

Manchester: Melodies of Memory

Tale Weaver # : Flash Noir: Mean Streets of Fairyland

Gloria Gaynor/Demi Lovato/Cake, I Will Survive

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