Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A Quiet Moment

“Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda

Patti’s challenge this morning is to capture on camera a quiet moment. 

“All of our great traditions – religious, contemplative and artistic- say that you must a learn how to be alone and have a relationship with silence. It is difficult, but it can start with just the tiniest quiet moment.” ~ David Whyte

I am spending a quiet weekend taking care of my friends’ dogs in their home while they are away. Like me, they don’t own a TV, they are musicians, and they love walking in nature. Walking their dogs is a pleasure. 

Their dogs are very mellow in the daytime and rather vigilant at night. Nocturnal animals in the backyard bring them out of a seemingly sound sleep and propel them downstairs, barking. This is the first time I’ve shared a bed with dogs overnight. Hence, I’m enjoying a very quiet next day to catch up on my rest and take notes on how to enjoy silence and solitude. 

“In the quiet moments of your day, what do you think and do? When you are with your Self and no one else, how does life proceed for you? Who are you when you are alone? Self-creation is a Holy Experience. It is sacred. It is you, deciding Who You Are.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch

May your quiet moments bring you the joy of Self-creation.

14 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A Quiet Moment

  1. Your friends would be thrilled with a collage of these beautiful images of their pups Priscilla. Although I must say I might be less tolerant of the late night barking than you are!

    • I just sent them an email with the photos. Last night I opened all the windows to let in cool air. Maybe tonight I’ll close them so that outside noises don’t disturb.

  2. I love those dogs, Priscilla, and your shots of them and the lake. I especially love the shot on the dock. It’s a perfect choice for the challenge. I am hoping that you’re finding some quiet moments this weekend! Glad you joined us.

  3. Excellent photos. Love the lake shot, and the dogs. Yogananda! An inspring book when I read it in the early ’70s (Autobiography of a Yogi). Superb.

      • I’m very agnostic in spiritual matters. At the time, Autobiography seemed like a very real, believable explanation of connections with a ‘universal consciousness’, so to speak. I don’t know if it would have the same effect on me today. I was in my 20s and more introspective and self-inquiring at the time.

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