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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Just Breathe

just breathe

on your next
inhalation
the world
will change

                                            
as you 
exahale
you will 
change


and all
is as
it needs to
be


opening


bright


foggy & dark


shifting


muted & quiet


expansive


nearer


 oh so near


here


breathe 

GRATITIDUE
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for exquisite views of the skies around the world

Skywatch Friday

 and imperfect prose that perfectly reflect whole hearts






38 comments:

  1. Mmmmmm, these shots remind me of the official motto of the province of Saskatchewan -- "Land of Living Skies." Isn't that a wonderful phrase? Your photos illustrate it well.

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  2. Breathing with the sky as I read your post was like breathing with the breath of the world.

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  3. WOW!!! Awesome! So simple but what impact.

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  4. When I was living in the cramped post-communist city of Pristina, Kosovo, I so clearly remember the first time I left town and went on a road trip. The moment we were out of town, my friend said, "The soul just needs wide open spaces every once in a while" - she actually quoted some study to that effect.

    But without the cloudy moments, and without the close-ups, we wouldn't appreciate the wide-opens would we? Your photos brought that alive today for me.

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  5. you are so right, just breathe... - loved your picture poem, thank you!

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  6. I love the changing sky, and you have captured it beautifully.
    Cheers,
    Karen

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  7. It's wonderful to look up and see the changing canvas of the sky and to be aware of the breath in our bodies and be grateful for all of it. Beautiful, Laura.

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  8. as as sky watcher,
    this was wonderful..

    thank you dear Laura,

    hope your spidey senses are fairing okay.

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  9. Beautiful images, beautiful words.

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  10. Perfect breathing is life.
    The Indian concept Atman is translated in Dutch as 'adem(en)' which is very siilar in sound. So breathing as a life force.
    Those clouds are very special, so organic ...

    Erwin.

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  11. This evening our sky was all kinds of clouds and layers of light and dark after a passing rain. I thought of you, Laura. You have opened my eyes to the sky.

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  12. Just beautiful, Laura. As I scrolled down, I breathed with each picture and by the time I was at the bottom, my whole body had relaxed and my spirit opened.

    Thank you.

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  13. i'm breathing....... that was so beautiful and peaceful..every word and every picture..

    thankyou:)

    xx

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  14. Enjoyed this post very much.

    Thank you dear Laura.

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  15. Simply beautiful! Thank you for sharing your skies, leaves and words, Laura.

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  16. these are gorgeous shots Laura. Happy skywatching!

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  17. thankyou for sharing this picture poem with us Laura
    a reminder that no matter how restricted our physical world may become, we can always expand to the skies with our eyes and expand our consciousness with the mindful intake of breath

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  18. A breath of fresh air....thank you.

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  19. i did this. i inhaled, then released, and the world changed, and i changed, and you made my load a bit lighter today...

    how do you do it? you center me on he who is all that matters. ((thank you))

    ((love to you, sister... hoping you are feeling rested...))

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  20. I have a tiny view of the sky from my house. I miss it so much.

    Thank you.

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  21. I admire you for the brave woman you are. I certainly believe that you have grown beyond the usual daily routine of this life. You are interested in the needs of the third world and so are your children. My daughters are also always thinking of those people. My youngest daughter in Australia is reading a lot about the Dalai Lama and visiting Bhuddist workshops. We donate also for those people your daughter is working for, but in our countries. ( Australia and Netherlands)Thank you for sharing. I hope that you will continue the good work, the meditating and praying. God bless you.

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  22. beautiful post this week, like the way the clouds look like folds of fabric rolling across the sky, have a great weekend

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  23. Hiya Laura,

    Oh yes!
    My kind of sky. And lots of it. (Never enough).
    Ohsonear2 is exquisite.

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  24. Lovely series of sky shots and good words too.

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  25. What a gorgeous Skywatch post you've made here!!!! :) Obviously I'm touched! Veeeeeeeeeeery beautiful, both the photos and your words! Thanks a lot to you! :)

    I wish you good days!

    Regards Viola :)

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  26. Thanks for your comment :-)
    SPP = Super Perfect Photos

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  27. Lovely to meditate with you, Laura!

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  28. Absolutely lovely. Beautiful poetry. Peace and light and restorative breath, Nicki

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  29. Just breathe is a wonderful message attached to skywatch photos. Love it!
    Joyce M

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  30. wonderful post! lovely photos along with perfect words!

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