Saturday, June 5, 2010

The silence of the mind......

Today,  I walked in a rose garden

Today,  I felt the sun on my back

Today,  I felt the breeze on my face

Today,  I watched a spider spin his web


Today,  I discovered I don't really like peanut butter rolls

Today,  I saw  new buds on all the trees
 and we are only into day 4 of Winter

Today,  I smelt the last of the roses


Today,  I sat and walked with six others and


Today, I listened to the silence

Today, I went on a mindfulness retreat

Not merely an absence of noise, Real Silence begins when a reasonable being withdraws from the noise in  order to find peace and order in his inner sanctuary 
-Peter Minard

True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
-William Penn

My beautiful and loving friends
 said I would be expelled before we hit 10 a.m.!
Bless them, I loved every minute




  1. That sounds like a wonderful way to spend time. Stopping, seeing, hearing. Hats off to you. Have an equally restful weekend.

  2. How lovely. And are those your photos? Because they too are very calm and very lovely.

    xo Jane

  3. Oh, to walk in a rose garden... Wishing you a wonderful, peaceful weekend!

  4. GM Julienne, I just got back from Los Angeles, Calif. It was a fun whirlwind weekend visiting my son at UCLA. I just read your comment, never let anything I do make you feel guilty. I want you to just enjoy the view or to get inspired. I am serious about how easy and inexpensive it is to make the bubbler. If you have an electrical outlet in your yard anywhere you should try it, we really enjoy ours. Have a wonderful MONDAY!! Kathysue

  5. love this.
    need this.
    as you know i am currently finding my way back,
    and this would do the trick.

  6. What a great way to express a day Julienne.
    Lovely :)


  7. Such great post, lovely photo and romantic word!have a wonderful day!

  8. A retreat? Wow, how long was it? Did you feel it really helped learn the mindfulness even more? Im fascinated. Fiona


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