The beauty, mystery, and movement that I found in this gallery inspired me to focus on the ways that nature affects my state as I took my evening walk. By the end of the walk, my mind had relaxed, my breathing had deepened, and I was more able to connect with the details of nature around me: the golden sun shining as it set on the local reservoir, the gentle ripples of water meeting silvery patches of ice, the intricate patterns of dark tree branches dotted with new snow, the quiet that enveloped me at twilight. Even the sounds of distant traffic didn’t disturb my appreciation of the majesty of nature.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for guiding me to joy through the beauty and power of nature.
a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA
As I was looking at the beautiful image of the swan, and the other images in this gallery, my attention turned to the movement of the inhalation and exhalation of my breath. Focusing on this natural So'ham
mantra, I became aware of my inner energy as a life force, as a manifestation of the five elements of nature: fire, water, ether, air, and earth.
With this experience, the sense of separation between what is within myself and what is without vanished. I felt that I had become one with nature and experienced great joy and freedom.
Thank you, Gurumayi!
a Siddha Yogi from Hyderabad, India