Saturday, November 27, 2004

Being Fully Present In The Moment

    Mention meditation and most people think of sitting with crossed legs in a quiet room, chanting something like "ommmm, ommmm," right? Well ... there are actually many different ways to meditate.

     I read a Thanksgiving entry today in Albert's Journal about a visit he made yesterday to Grace Cathedral where he took a meditative walk on the Labyrinith. Reading this made me almost feel as if I were there.

     Meditation for me is usually found on a long quiet walk alone, outdoors in a beautiful environment uninterrupted, unrushed and viewing the world through the lens of my camera.

     One of my favorite places to do this is at the Morikami Park near my house. This garden was designed by artists' who's soul intent was to make every view in the park, picture perfect.

     Below are some pictures I've taken there at different times this year. I'm starting to feel more relaxed and connected just looking at them.

                             *** Coy ***

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 comments:

dbaumgartner said...

The pics are truly relaxing.  I would love to be in the middle of such a fabulous place and let my mind unwind.

geminiwilder said...

oh, what a beautiful place.  you are lucky to have that nearby.  i love your photos.      ~phinney

deabvt said...

Wow! Coy...Fabulous!!
V

indigosunmoon said...

I felt the same way you did after
reading Albert's entry yesterday!
Beautiful photos Coy!
Lovish!
Connie

shewolfdancing said...

Beautiful photos, and very nice journal :)  ~keep smileing

lamove04 said...

Very beautiful Coy... these Japanese-style gardens are always so lovely, and it's interesting that you can meditate through your camera lens.  It makes sense.

I'm glad my entry inspired you to post these!  --Albert

cneinhorn said...


coy, this is so beautiful.....on my list of "trips", boca is definately somewhere i have to go visit soon.....I'm not sure what I want to see first, this or the butterfly garden....both seem so "picture perfect"....beautiful photos you captured here :-)
~nettie

ann7inflorida said...

Beautiful & -relaxing- photos, Coy!!! : )

gramroni said...

I like your meditation methods! Great pics!

fisherkristina said...

Very beautiful photos.  Thanks for visiting my journal. -Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

alphawoman1 said...

Oh and Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. So nice, I think I will try that.  I love it! (all the downloaded pictures)

ryanagi said...

Oh my gosh, this park is GORGEOUS! I wonder if my friend Beth knows about it. Hmm.

rrveh1 said...

Lovely Park tour-wonderful "BE" in the moment place!! _rRose