Friday, May 20, 2011

friday

on my ipod are meditations.
meditations, desert and om music, and spiritual lectures. that's it. :)
(my beloved brother and Thay; Thich Nhat Hanh, Wayne Dyer, Coyote Oldman, singing bowls, Jon Kabat-Zinn... you get the idea.)
one of my favorites is The Art of Mindful Living by brother Thay.
yesterday while reading to the children, i had the thought that they were ready for his breathing and meditation exercises.
so the first thing i did this morning (as the -i tunes- computer was being used when i had the thought yesterday) was put the exercises on a disc for the babes.
there's the breathing exercise, followed by a couple of minutes of Tibetan singing bowls and Japanese temple bowls, then Flower Fresh, Mountain Solid, Water Reflecting, and Space Free--each with singing bowls and temple bowls between them for a small bit of meditation time.
i'm pleased with the composition, i think the babes will enjoy having it.

i had the idea that we could go have breakfast over a book at the doughnut shop this morning, but as usual, by the time we got actually Out, we were needing something more substantial than a little sugary tidbit.
so we opted for breakfast at a little cafe,


and then to the aquarium.

native catfish


moon jellies


giant blue lobster

stingrays



hands on: sea stars, horseshoe crabs, sea cucumbers, sea urchins


red pirana


gentoo penguins!



eels


caimens


how a snake perceives body heat


Align Center

(i can hear chimes ringing... :), such a lovely sound... )

so, home.

to moonsand
(both of them)

computer play

sewing

and a wee bit of Still




all is well, here.
we'll see you tomorrow.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for continuing to share your meditative moments with your kids. So awesome. And so are those moon jellies :-).

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  2. ohhhh, moonjellies. this is good timing for me - have been thinking that E is ready for some meditative efforts with me (as I am with her); she loves us doing some yoga together to wake up our brains and bodies - asks for it. i've wondered about guided meditation, visualization...i'll have to look into this for us. thank you!

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  3. I love the idea of sharing meditation with the wee ones.

    I'm considering yoga (it's been suggested by my holistic doc) and I'm considering sharing it w/ Benjamin. We'll see. :)

    The final photo is adorable--pure giggling joy!

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  4. The aquarium is always so fun. What fun days you give to them. :)

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Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!