Random Thoughts 2

On Focus

I have been doing the eagle pose with relative ease since I started my yoga practice two years ago. But surprisingly, last night I almost tipped over and the only thing I did differently was to look at my clasped hands. Normally I would either gaze aimlessly at the vast space in the shala or fix my eyes on my reflection on the mirror, psyching up myself “steady, girl.” Either way always works in keeping me in the pose.

I guess the same is true with life—when you lose sight of what lies ahead and focus instead on the myopic view of things, you lose your control, balance, stillness….

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On Lotus

I got this article from http://www.exoticindiaart.com/article/symbols/:

Significantly, the color of the lotus too has an important bearing on the symbology associated with it:

1). White Lotus (Skt. pundarika; Tib. pad ma dkar po): This represents the state of spiritual perfection and total mental purity (bodhi). It is associated with the White Tara and proclaims her perfect nature, a quality which is reinforced by the color of her body.

2). Red Lotus (Skt. kamala; Tib: pad ma chu skyes): This signifies the original nature and purity of the heart (hrdya). It is the lotus of love, compassion, passion and all other qualities of the heart. It is the flower of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion.

3). Blue Lotus (Skt. utpala; Tib. ut pa la): This is a symbol of the victory of the spirit over the senses, and signifies the wisdom of knowledge. Not surprisingly, it is the preferred flower of Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom.

4). Pink Lotus (Skt. padma; Tib. pad ma dmar po): This the supreme lotus, generally reserved for the highest deity. Thus naturally it is associated with the Great Buddha himself.

And guess what. This picture of pink lotuses was taken during our photo shoot at the UP Lagoon. Hmmm….

 

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There’s a Fine, Fine Line

There’s a fine, fine line between a lover and a friend;

There’s a fine, fine line between reality and pretend;

And you never know ’til you reach the top if it was worth the uphill climb.

There’s a fine, fine line between love

And a waste of time.

 

There’s a fine, fine line between a fairy tale and a lie;

And there’s a fine, fine line between “You’re wonderful” and “Goodbye.”

I guess if someone doesn’t love you back it isn’t such a crime,

But there’s a fine, fine line between love

And a waste of your time.

 

And I don’t have the time to waste on you anymore.

I don’t think that you even know what you’re looking for.

For my own sanity, I’ve got to close the door

And walk away…Oh…

 

There’s a fine, fine line between together and not

And there’s a fine, fine line between what you wanted and what you got.

You gotta go after the things you want while you’re still in your prime…

There’s a fine, fine line between love

And a waste of time.

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I Wish You Love

I wish you bluebirds in the spring

to give your heart a song to sing,

And then a kiss, but more than this,

I wish you love.

 

And if you like lemonade to cool you

in some lazy glade,

I wish you health, and more than wealth,

I wish you love.

 

My breaking heart and I agree

that you and I could never be,

So with my best, my very best,

I set you free.

 

I wish you shelter from the storm,

a cozy fire to keep you warm,

Most of all, when snowflakes fall,

I wish you love.

 

Thanks, Jay, for giving me an idea, he he! 😉

 

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3 thoughts on “Random Thoughts 2

  1. Unfortunately, the video I posted here has been removed by the owner. However, I found this version–Rachel Alejandro’s–and I’d say this is the best I have heard so far (at least in YouTube) though acapella. Embedding not allowed so here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjrFVEs6Yi8&feature=related

    Her transitions from low to high note and vice versa are remarkably smooth. The only other person I’ve heard do this impeccably is Lea Salonga.

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