Picture Prompt-30

I’m meditating. I’m relaxing. I’m clearing my mind. I’m clearing my mind, damn it, I said I’m clearing my mind! I know this works for many people…..okay, I’m clearing my mind. I am in a beautiful, quiet place. I only hear the slight ripples in the lake, and a few soft birds. I’m assuming the position on my new yoga mat. And now I’m clearing my, okay, I’m clearing my mind…….

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98 thoughts on “Picture Prompt-30

  1. A lot of comments here. Yet really few about meditation. If it were an easy thing to do? More might use? Actually, to meditate is not about clearing the mind. It’s more about focus. What are supposed to focus on? Now, there’s the rub. There a million methods. Well perhaps not a million? You get the idea though.

    If one was to focus on the breath? You will find it’s soothing. Inhale, exhale. Om mani padmi aum.

    The mind makes a good servant and a terrible master. Cheers Jamie

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    1. Pregnant and scared of having a spinal block, I went to Lamaze classes. You learn to relax parts of the body. Worked for me! No pain with the delivery, except the episiotomy!πŸ˜‚

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    1. I used to be able to do it. when I was 16 I trained as a masseuse and relaxation leader. I still know all the techniques but I am not good at following my own orders. Sometimes it works but not the same way it used to.

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    2. I worked for one of the largest bakeries in the world (well the parent company is huge our bakery was the biggest in this country). I didn’t do massage and relaxation as a job, I did it because my parents forced me to as a teenager (although I didn’t realise that at the time). Once I actually got into it I learnt both because it suited me not as a career.

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    3. Oh yeah and in summer it was worse, heat and baked bread is a terrible smell at 1am. While I was getting bread for free I ate whatever I wanted and didn’t care about wasting it but I eventually got sick of it. I’m not a big fan of any bread products any more. Strangely enough the same thing didn’t happen when we started delivering jam rolls and Wagon Wheels and other such cakes. They disappeared by the box, were well traded for milk and meat etc and brought home to eat but I never got sick of them.

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    4. Jam rolls are just a sponge roll with jam or cream in them and they are either Twinkie size or family size that need cutting. Wagon Wheels are something the Yanks will never understand because they don’t know what a chocolate covered jam and cream filled biscuit is!

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    5. Yeah we probably still get them here but I don’t go looking. Our jam rolls are much better, they even come in chocolate.
      Sheesh you American’s have a lot to learn, there is nothing similar between a biscuit and a doughnut.
      Wagon Wheels actually have marshmallow in them not cream, I stuffed up. They went through a change just after I quit delivering them when the parent company had to sell them to recover debt and the company that took them over never got the recipe right again.

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    6. Maybe so. But I read all these in the admin panel and they just come in in chronological order, when the discussion gets spread into three comments I give up following. At least in email you can say what you want, abuse me for being backwards and I can follow it.

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    7. Jam rolls are a flat sponge cake rolled into a spiral with jam or cream between them. Sometimes the sponge is chocolate. Wagon wheels are mashmallow and jam filled biscuits (they used to be about 5 inches round) covered in chocolate.

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    8. I can believe it. Ready for a story? When meeting potential in laws for my son, stayed overnight at their huge ranch. Not long after we met, the trick of the day was her father using a remote to trigger a fart noise to an unsuspecting person. I was a lot shyer then. But the whole experience was a bad omen we later found out, and ended up in divorce.

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    9. We only gave her the whoopie cushion because it was $2 and we wanted something to wrap up, she got cash to buy gymnastics stuff but it’s hard to wrap up plastic notes so we got a whoopie cushion and it gave our kids something to hand out.

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    10. Pardon’ Monsieur , but Twinkies are a long time traditional American novelty guaranteed to last way beyond a lifetime, in or out of your stomach, and Wagon Wheels sound like a chocolate covered jam or cream filled donut or doughnut.

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    11. Me either, but every once in a while as I roll by the racks of them, I think….nah, not today. I think if I had only a day to live I might eat everything I ever wanted all day. Too much info?πŸ˜‚

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    12. Nah it’s not something we get here. We are only on the first series of Outlander here, and we are at least 3 eps behind what is being aired because we’ve been busy when it’s on.
      But I want to know when Beefcake is going to get sick of rescuing his idiot bride. Every week she gets herself in trouble.

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    13. It’s on too late for the kids here anyway. The only reason we are behind so far is because we recorded one a week or so before Chrissie because something else was on and since we haven’t watched that one we’ve taped the following weeks.
      My wife knows about the books and that’s why she decided to watch it but she hasn’t read them

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    14. I’m only capable of low blows right now. I’m buggered. Not including emails I’ve written over 4000 words again today, got the kids breakfast, the kids lunch, done the dishes about to run a bath for them and then cook dinner, all on three hours sleep. Think yourself lucky it’s a low blow. πŸ˜›

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  2. TheOriginalPhoenix

    πŸ™‚ I know how you feel with this. Sometimes mediation is just “I’m calm, I’m not thinking, shut up shit up shut up, I’m fleeing like a river, SHUT UP!”

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