Sunday, 14 July 2013

Spanish version of pizza

Lots of oil. Yum. 
People are slender up here on the mountain. 

Friday, 12 July 2013


Cool places to rest and BE! Just be still and to be a witness to the glorious universe. 

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Letting go

I'm letting go of everything I think I know. I don't need concepts or opinions to love or to be kind or to be grateful or to have fun and to enjoy life. 

My mind can never tell me the truth. It has too much invested in separation. 

Sunday, 7 July 2013


I discovered simplicity today. There are books on simplicity and people talk about it a lot.  I don't mean a simplicity that is about getting rid of your stuff, though that may be part of it for you. Being an individual means you have to simplify your life according to your needs and desires. I want more spaciousness in life. Mostly in my mind. Talk less. Think less. I was sitting this morning in meditation and it felt hard to do and I know it's not. I was making it hard by trying to do it better. Even though I know just to rest back. I had another teacher remind of this when I shared how I was doing. 

Simplicity is knowing what you really want. Be one pointed on what you want. Let anything extraneous fall sway. 

The sweetest smelling rose on the property. 

Saturday, 6 July 2013

The voice in your head

Yesterday I really put my nose into my mind. I sat for hours in a yurt and paid attention. There is a voice inside my head that sounds like me. It talks all the time. It comments on everything. Like an announcer of a hockey game on the radio. Sometimes it even says - hey look! I'm not thinking! Very cool to see. 

We usually hear thoughts like what shall I make for dinner or when we are annoyed with someone and want to do something about it. But there is another voice that is harder to hear and even harder to catch it mumbling all the time. So I was glad. And then I looked at what wasn't talking. This wide open expanse. Spaciousness. Beauty. The mind is mostly silent. We can't know that until we stop listening to the voice in our head.

Look inside. Just take the time on a summer afternoon and be still and put your nose into what's there in the mind. You have to know the nature of the mind. Why? You might not want it bossing you around anymore.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Resting back

Resting back into life. How often do we do that? I think the purpose of life is LIFE! Pure and simple. And we get busy and more busy, trying to improve ourselves and fix ourselves. Here with the Bright Path Ishayas, I discover that it's about falling back into ourselves. Being ourselves. Living ourselves.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Doing nothing

I lay on my bed today and was amazed that I don't have to do anything. It seems foreign. No planning. No fixing me. Just pure existence. And best of all ii am learning to be empty of thought! This is truly de-stressing!

Here is the student lounge and view.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Arrival into Guayrapa retreat centre

Warmth. Loving friends. Great view. Light food. A bed. Doesn't that just about cover what we need?

Monday, 1 July 2013

Barcelona night & day

This is a magic water fountain!
La Sagrada Familia

Me! Putting my toes in the Mediterranean