State Of The Heart, State Of The Union

 

Earth, Air, Fire, Water . . .  Bell

 

State Of The Union 2019 © Julia Haris

 

State Of The Heart, State Of The Union audio entry:

 

State Of The Heart meditation:

 

Metta Prayer

  • My heart fills with with loving kindness. I love myself. May I be happy. May I be well. May I be peaceful. May I be free.
  • May all beings in my vicinity be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.
  • May all beings in my city be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.
  • May all beings in my state be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.
  • May all beings in my country be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.
  • May all beings on my continent be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.
  • May all beings in my hemisphere be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.
  • May all beings on planet Earth be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.
  • May my parents be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.
  • May all my friends be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.
  • May all my enemies be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.
  • May all beings in the Universe be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.
  • If I have hurt anyone, knowingly or unknowingly in thought, word or deed, I ask for their forgiveness.
  • If anyone has hurt me, knowingly or unknowingly in thought, word or deed, I extend my forgiveness.

May all beings everywhere, whether near or far, whether known to me or unknown, be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.

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Julia Haris: Photography and Art

The Still Life

 

Still Life On Kitchen Stool 2019 © Julia Haris

The Still Life, Reflection:

 

The Still Life, Meditation:

 

 

Quiet Exuberance

Exuberance 2018 © Julia Haris

 

Quiet Exuberance Audio Reflection:

 

Quiet Exuberance Mediation:

 

Water

Rainwater In Squash Blossom 2018 © Julia Haris

 

Water (Reflection):

 

Water (Meditation):

 

 

 

Calligraphy by Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Life As Process

 

Painted Sunflower, 2019 © Julia Haris

 

Life As Process audio entry:

 

Meditation — Life As Process:

 

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown

 

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

 

Trust Life: Love Yourself Every Day with Wisdom by Louise Hay

 

Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle

Trust.2

Rain On Sage 2019, © Julia Haris

 

This week’s audio reflection, “Trust.2”:

 

Resources:

The Artist’s Journey: Bold Strokes To Spark Creativity by Nancy Hillis

Nancy Hillis – The Artist’s Journey: Trust. Play. Love. Paint.

52 Small Changes for the Mind by Brett Blumenthal

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

 

 

Solstice Reflection

Solstice Sunflower 2018 © Julia Haris

 

 

 

Solstice Reflection

 

Recommended Reading: Trust Within: Letting Intuition Lead

 

 

The Mouths Of Babes

Audio reflection and meditation (click MP3 to listen):

 

 

DNA from 31,000-year-old milk teeth leads to discovery of new group of ancient Siberians

 

 

 

Meditation II

 

Wildflower Weed 2019 © Julia Haris

 

The first in a series of brief guided, intentional meditations.

Click on the audio link for a gratitude interlude.

 

 

Each meditation in this series will be accompanied by a list of resources; I’m not certain how this project or list will organize itself, or if it will.

It’s an evolving enterprise.

 

Pema Chodron’s “Living Beautifully With Uncertainty And Change”

Eckhart Tolle’s “A New Earth”

Jon Kabat-Zinn’s “Full Catastrophe Living”