Monday, February 22, 2016


Carpe Diem Theme Week #1 episode 7: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying Insight 6 balance isn't always necessary

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at the last episode of our first Carpe Diem Theme Week in which we explored The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche. We discovered that life and dead belong to each other and that we can learn from dead how to be in our life. In this last episode we learn that balance isn't always necessary.


This month our regular prompts are all about senses and in one of the first (regular) episodes of this month Hamish asked us to look at "equilibrium / balance" and I think this introduction I already have written, so I will quote myself here:

[...] "Balance ... it has not only to do with movement, but I think it also has to do with "inner balance". You have to be "in balance" mentally to stay focused on the things you have to do in your life.
in the light of dawn
sunflowers reach to the blue sky
praising their Creator

© Chèvrefeuille

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Four weeks ago today a knee replacement was made.  Walking is no longer painful.  It is becoming more natural to rise from chairs and do simple tasks.  Physical therapy is now moving toward strength and balance.
How long can you stand on one foot with the other foot raised in front, to the side or to the back?  It can be as much a mental challenge as physical challenge to regain balance....

the cat jumps
weight shifts

©  Janice 'petra domina' Adcock

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on