I started the New Year chanting Lokāh Samastāh Sukino Bhavantū at an Amma Satsang. Then after a short nap, drove over to a friend’s and chanted the Hanuman Chalisa, seven times; then walked around Walden Pond. What a beautiful day to experience the magnificent.
Walking Yoga, circumambulating the emerald blue stillness. A time to quiet the mind and observe thoughts in action (or inaction). Don’t try to understand, don’t judge, just be the silent observer. Like the still waters, tall trees and blue sky. Just be. The Universe will carry on. Om!
Lokāh Samastāh Sukino Bhavantū
May all be at Peace
A walking trail goes around the entire pond. Beautiful! Om!
The gentle lapping of the water created these striations in the sand. Om!
Whatever is there, is here too. Om!
*Larger version of opening pic here
My Other Landscapes and Seascapes:
- Boston Public Garden in the Spring
- Colva Beach, Goa
- School Girls at the Daulatabad Fort, Deogiri
- Montreal: Mont Royal and the City
Wow.. bowled over at the nature’s beauty.. Lucky Arun… what a way to start the new year..
Thanks. The irony is, in the 14 years I have been here, this is only the second time I went there.
Will visit more often.
Beautiful pictures Arun!
Thank you Ajay,
Hope the family is doing well,
Read about Walden through Thoreau. Now I can understand the beauty of the place and its influence on the thinker.
Thank you Priya,
You should come and see it in person.
i LOVE this.
He he, You should come and see Boston and the environs in person.
Beautiful images (and mantra). One of my yoga teachers chants that at the end of every practice. Looks like a gorgeous day- kind of like the one we are experiencing today in MD! I want to wrap up my day with some vinyasa 🙂
We have been blessed this winter ~ Wait, what winter!
… how are the kids doing? Come and visit us in Boston.
Currently in Mumbai with M&M
Hope you Vinyasa went well. Best Wishes to all.
You said it so well Arun – “Like the still waters, tall trees and blue sky. Just be. The Universe will carry on. Om!”
Hope M&M are doing well.
Note: changed avatars when I moved from LJ to WP
Thank you Suman; God to hear from you.
Yes, you need a new userpic. 🙂
Just arrived in Mumbai, and Meera is doing amazing.
We should all meet in the Spring.
Beautiful pictures Arun!
I hear you will be heading to India. am currently in mumbai and will be headed to Kochi. lets connect.
This reminded me of HDT’s book…
Thanks, and that was exactly the point.
See, still pristine.