A magical and mystical day.
The forest, the chill wind, the sun.
The lavvu, the swing and the forest pipe.
Fire, conversation and the tea.
The tiring walk, the nightmare not all nightmare.
That’s Today! 😊
We came back from the cabin. I already miss that place. It’s like my home away from home.
I have been reading The Tibetan Book of the Dead. And I would like to share a quote with you:
“Abandon your notions of the past, without attributing a temporal sequence! Cut off your mental associations regarding the future, without anticipation! Rest in a spacious modality, without clinging to [the thoughts of] the present. Do not meditate at all, since there is nothing upon which to meditate. Instead, revelation will come through undistracted mindfulness — Since there is nothing by which you can be distracted.”
I had never felt at peace with myself like this before. Reading this book awakens something inside me.
“Don’t wonder about your former lives; just look carefully at your present body! Don’t wonder about your future lives; just look at your mind at present!”
I am reading Tibetan book of the dead. That was the quote that really hit me.
It has been a very early, busy day. We woke up at 2:30 am. We got a chance to witness early sunrise. We climbed the mountain and watched the landscape. We cleaned the cabin. It has been sunny and bright. We will hopefully watch some midnight sun later tonight.
We woke up 5:30 this morning. We have not been able to have a good sleep routine for a long time. So, this was a good change. But we were so tired and we went to bed at 6 last evening.
I have been quite tired and weak lately. So, even though we had a great walk to this amazing river. I ended up being very energyless. Well it’s been quite sunny and nice here at Lyford so, I am happy.
Laying around. Quite tired.
Here’s a very interesting take on the idea of soulmate and relationships by Ram Dass.
I am working on my thesis chapter. This chapter talks about Tuvan musicians. All I can think about right now is throat singing. All I have been listening to is Tuvan music for the past few days. Here’s a video from a popular Tuvan ensemble called Alash. It’s so enchanting. Ohhh! I should love my thesis more. 😊
Here are some pictures from the solo walk I had this evening. I went to Prestvannet Lake for the first time after the winter. Snow is gone almost. The lake, the sun and the sky looked spectacular. With music on my headset, I was almost floating.