Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas - Day 8

"Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It's a way of entering into the quiet that's already there—buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day. ~ Deepak Chopra".

I came across this quote today and it is so so true. Anyone who is new to meditating will always ask "How do I make my mind go blank?" I always say don't be concerned with that, just let your thoughts visit and then let them leave. If you are having the thought, you are having it for a reason. I really love to meditate - it always relaxes me but sometimes it takes me to places and feelings I really don't want to return from. I really haven't been indulging as much as I should so tomorrow I am going to enrol in a regular meditation class and do some indulging.
Now my Christmas decoration I am going to share with you tonight are my "Table Top Christmas Trees" made out of steel pot scrubbers. You just get a heap of the cheapest steel pot scrubbers and pull them over polystyrene cones. I got the idea from a show called "B' Original" on TV. I really like them, they are a great rustic decoration to put out on my back porch.


  1. You go to such a tremendous amount of effort for Christmas. The opposite to myself.

    I have moved so many times now that the box of decorations that I built up when my children were young, has just vanished!!

    I think I will just enjoy the public deocorations that are festooned everywhere. I am working up a countdown of the Twelve Days showing how my city is dressed in her finery. That will have to do me.

  2. I love to mediate myself, to train my mind to let go i use to visualise i was sitting in a movie theater, and the thoughts would float on the screen and then id watch them vanish, that was the best way for me.... id love to find a mediation circle myself, its just time, my work hours are so long. But doing art is a great mediation for me as well.
    I really love the stainless steel trees, fab idea.
    thanks for sharing..

  3. What a clever idea with the trees.
    Just love it!

    Kind Regards

  4. Meditation, now there is a wonderful topic and something I do not do nearly as much as I would like to. I think that it's time to STOP and allow myself to do things which make my heart free and my mind clear once again.... after finals this is!

    I love the idea for the trees, what a novel way to decorate outdoors! Mind you here and with all the snow they'd be buried in no time at all! lol

  5. Hi Davine! How creative you are! I do less and less each holiday season. Not much into it compared to the house full of stuff I did for decades. BUT I do love meditating! I don't consider it an "indulgence" but rather a necessity. Got that Monkey Mind hopping around and its the only way to tame it - at least for a few minutes!


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