Sunday, July 30, 2017

Lisbon Details

Parliament building  

Old and new walls. 

Old, old wall but India still has it beat.

Perfection in the weather department. Peaceful and uneventful walk around the non-tourist part of the city.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Closure Or New Beginning?

Narrow streets

Beginning of bull wrangling.

Olympian Daniel Pinto. Headed to the European Championships.
Grace to have many questions answered in the spiritual and horse training world. What next? Closure or a new beginning?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Walking Portuguese Style

Picadeiro Vila Franca de Xira 

Small waterway ready to bloom.
Agriculture under the bridge.
Crossing bridge to Santarem.

Having a great time visiting riding facilities and studying different training techniques. Very competent riders and gorgeous horses. Giving me time to examine what I want to do next in the riding world. Or just start walking around the globe...

Friday, July 21, 2017

We Forget

I have complete respect for the agility, sharp teeth, and claws of some sort.
Human photo bomb
A lot of great pieces have come together on this amazing spiritual path that I walk in India! Jai Guru! I was looking at the veil of the Western society and asking about the East vs. West approach to spirituality. The East often has more outward distractions, but more reminders in daily life, the West often has plenty of distractions and fewer reminders in daily life. The result of it all is we forget to go inward. The beauty of nature and an abundant life isn't enough for me at this point. It is the inward awareness that draws me the deepest. I was concerned that this pull often leaves me not seeing a reason to come back out. Death is okay even though that may sound harsh to many. Gurudev said no worries that it is a result of the deepening practice. All so interesting. Feeling at peace in my learning and in my homework. Grace. On to Portugal for a different education.

The ears are so special.

Amber Fort wall management.
A guest at an Iskon Temple in Delhi.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Monsoon Season


Enjoying the contrast between the outer storms in my walks and the inner depths while meditating.