Meditation

“Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.” — Ma Jaya Bhagavati “It’s surprising how much free time and productivity you gain when you lose the busyness in your mind.” — Brittany Burgunder *   *   * Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2019

Contemplation

“The contemplation of beauty causes the soul to grow wings.” — Plato *   *   * Pelican at rest — Watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2018  Click here to see more of Mary’s wildlife paintings and pet portraits.

Here and Now

“Happiness, not in another place but this place … not for another hour, but this hour.” — Walt Whitman *   *   * In the Moment — View from Hatchett’s Point, Waterford, Connecticut — photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017

Idle time

“When you’re a kid, you lay in the grass and watch the clouds going over, and you literally don’t have a thought in your mind. It’s purely meditation, and we lose that.” — Dick Van Dyke  “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to … More Idle time

Resting Place

“I just need some time in a beautiful place to clean my head.” — author unknown *   *   * Park Bench Resting Place — Photo by Mary O’Connor 2017

“Something I like to do a lot is just sit by the water when there’s a current

and just stare into the water. I don’t fish, I don’t hunt, I don’t scuba, don’t spear, don’t boat, don’t play basketball or football   ̶  I excel at staring into space. I’m really good at that.” — Iggy Pop * * * “Kingfisher meditation”—watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2015