- Producer18/01/2017Hiatus, Pause, Don't stopIt's been a little while since I last wrote anything, which, annoys me.I fell into the doldrums, is that a nautical term? I think it might be and that's appropriate, as I, in many ways, believe we are the Captains of our own lives. I also think,...
Comments19/01/2017 #7 Chas ✌️ Wyatt@Donna Gordon, sometimes we need pause to turn inward and reflect. Your piece reminds me of a poem that I am sure you are familiar with, but, I wish to share it with you here.~
"Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeoning of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul."
~ William Ernest Henley.19/01/2017 #3 David B. GrinbergGood to see you buzzing again, Donna. You make an excellent point: while we can't control the actions of others, much less that of life in general, we can always control our own reactions. That's up to us. That power is in our hands. Thus, use the power of "personal reactions" wisely. Try to avoid knee-jerk reactions and overreactions, which might be regrettable with the luxury of hindsight. Please keep buzzing, Donna!19/01/2017 #1 Alan CullerDoldrums - a place of very light wind around the equator -where big sailing ships were becalmed
A place where it is difficult to move forward due to listlessness
the winter blahs
One only gets out by making a beginning -using full sail or partial -launching a lifeboat and rowing hard
Glad to see you back at it @Donna Gordon
Pix are lovely
- Reflect in my mindniume.com Photograph of a reflection in the water shot in the Indian jungleMe on...
- Producer11/01/2017Heroic Timing!!! Hobbit Country?In my previous post I was a bit put out that my computer was playing up well......It looks as though it's going to take a couple of weeks to get sorted. Apparently, it needs to be sent back to the manufacturer. Urgh! Well I'm just going to keep...
- Producer06/01/2017Consciously Practicing Gratitude Ever hear, "Be grateful you have a roof over your head!!"? Hopefully, you don't think of it this way. It turns out there is a lot more to being grateful than you may realize.ResearchDr. Melissa Hughes incorporates brain-based research, humor, and...
Comments07/01/2017 #11 Devesh Bhatt"Align with Patience" and "Apply with Positivity" and even gratitude will work
If you really wish to practice gratitude then
Anger and Fear are emotions with a purpose, gratitude must also extend to them.
Personal opinion,, measuring emotions on a scale is a freaky idea. Just feel , don't measure happiness setpoints etc,,
It is quite possible that people are grateful to submissive slave mentality of others and their happiness set points depend on submission.
I always think that self help methods must always be preceded by specific symptoms and not generalised examples.
For example....If this is what you feel and this is what you have experienced....Then this might work for you because it has worked for so many people including me.
These are possibilities and suggestions, I hope you don't take them otherwise.i say this , just to be precautious.07/01/2017 #10 Harvey LloydIn order to have gratitude we must recognize that others exist within the same environment we do. The word recognize implies that your existence is just as important as mine. Somewhere along the way we have decided that if our opinions don't line up then our existence doesn't. Gratitude within myself certainly is the first step, but we also need to realize that our gratitude of others and voicing it affirms us as a species. I can disagree with any opinion, but can share the thoughts and existence of anyone.
Another great concept here @Jared 🐝 Wiese.06/01/2017 #8 Renée 🐝 CormierThanks for this, Jared. I have been making a concerted effort to not think or do anything that does not add value to my life. Part of this means focusing on things that are going well, not dwelling on unpleasant things and not just expressing gratitude, but actually reaching inside to feel it. Your emotions are very powerful drivers. Taking the time to focus on feeling love, joy, gratitude and inner peace throughout the day, will bring more of it into your life. What you think about grows. I know you already know these things. :)06/01/2017 #7 Preston Vander VenGreat Words. This reminds me of a song I love to listen called “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin. I loved this song, yet the lyrics had always given me a mysterious. The question I had was, “How can I not worry, and just be happy.” Years later, I realized that the message was really, “Don’t Worry, and Give Thanks.” This might be hard for some people because we live in a world of Dictators. Some people had cruel political dictators, yet most have ones that have harder rule on our lives that some people don’t even realize. These dictators are called circumstances.
We allow these circumstances to control our lives and thus fear and anger comes into our heart. Examples of these circumstances may be finances, relationships, illness, politics, parenting, personal health, fashion, church, conflict, travel, or retirement. Think of something that might make you feel powerless.
When we have gratitude, it's helps create faith.
At times, we all reach a place where we recognize we’re facing something bigger than ourselves – that we don’t know what to do. It is in these moments, we can say, “God, I can’t fix this, and don’t know how. But I look to you.” No matter what happens, we can be thankful – not because everything will work, but just because we can look to God.
Comments05/01/2017 #23 Adela GarciaMenos mal que @Paz🐝 Hueso Luque, es lista, la solución es sencilla, llevarlo escrito y ya lo tenemos todo "amañao", venga vamos a hacernos unas fotos a Fjadrárgljúfur (el primero que no se le lengüe la traba intentando leer el nombrecito, que avise, que lo grabe en un audio, y que nos lo envíe!!!! bufáffffff, y lo he intentaoooooo)
- Producer24/12/2016Looks like a rather blustery day, today!It was a very windy day in Leeds today. So I thought I'd be brave and try to capture the windswept landscape! Great idea...right??Nah!...it was not to be, I found myself crouching for extended periods of time waiting in vain for the gust to stir the...
- Producer03/01/2017Golden Acre ParkIt is Cold Today! not below zero degrees but it feels as though it is! The Holy-days are coming to an end and the Responsibilities and routines are about to begin again. I just hope I can continue with photography which is becoming my passion, and...
- 03/01/2017Gelsominoniume.com JASMINE FLOWERJasminum L. is a genus of flowering plants (including various species of jasmine) belonging to the Oleaceae family.Jasmine is native to the warm, tropical regions of Asia, though it is commonly grown almost anywhere now. Jasmine likes...
- Producer29/12/2016Eurgh!Flu!!!Blah! I'm feeling awful! I realise I'm using a lot of exclamations and onomatopoeia for disgust, It's my attempt to convey, just, how YUCKY!!!! I'm feeling right now. However, this morning.... before I felt like this, I went out to capture the...
- 23/12/2016The photo comes from Landsat 7's Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus visible-light camera, and depicts the first snowfall recorded in the massive African desert in 37 years.Snowfall was recorded in the Sahara Desert for the first time in 37 years — and the satellite imagery is gorgeouswww.businessinsider.com It snowed on December 19 in the Sahara Desert, and NASA's Landsat 7 satellite was there (or rather, hundreds of miles overhead) to see...
- 21/12/2016PANORAMIC VIEW OF MALIKA PARBAT:
After travelling nearly 8 KM up on the mountain and for almost one and half hours we reached lake Saiful Muluk. From Saiful Muluk Lake the Malika Parbat is clearly visible. At the height of 17,356 ft Malika Parbat (Queen of mountains) is the highest peak in Kaghan Valley. The mountain is at a trekking of nearly 6 KM from Saiful Muluk lake near Ansoo Lake. The picture shows the panoramic view of Malika Parbat.
- 17/12/2016After going nearly 8 KM up on the mountain and for almost one and half hours, our jeep stopped at a spot where there are hotels and some small tuck shops beneath that slope, we can see the delightful lake. Our driver told us that from here we have to trek down till the lake as jeeps are not allowed to go near the lake. It was a 10 minutes trek and we have reached the most popular lake of Pakistan, the Saiful Muluk.
Situated at the height of 10,578 feet (3,224 meters) above sea level, Saiful Muluk is the most beautiful lake in the Kaghan Valley. Offering splendid views of the Peak of Malika Parbat (Mountain) this lake is a water source for River Kunhar, the river that is going along with us from the Mansehra district. The picture shows the panoramic view of Lake Saiful Muluk in front and Malika Parbat (Mountain) in the back.
- 17/12/2016Environmental Issues 1st Place: Life and Death
Vadim Balakin/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year
"These polar bear remains have been discovered at one of the islands of northern Svalbard, Norway.
We do not know whether the bear died from starving or aging, but more likely if we see the good teeth status, it was from starving.
They say nowadays that such remains are found very often, as global warming and the ice situation influence the polar bear population." - Vadim Balakin
- 12/12/2016Snoring Hummingbird - Super Cute Animals: Preview - BBC One Programme website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b053d3b0 A sleepy Hummingbird snoring...