As I began viewing these images, my mind started labeling them. I went along thinking "pansies," "moon," "path," and so on. Suddenly, I could clearly perceive my tendency to label everything. As soon as I realized this, my experience was transformed as I started seeing and absorbing the heart-opening beauty, without any commentary.
Thank you, Gurumayi, again and again, for this teaching.
As I view this Nature Gallery, I have to marvel at how much beauty is revealed in these photographs. And then my curiosity is piqued, and I have to ask myself: How can I too learn to see this much beauty in the world around me?
Bellevue Hill, Australia
The sweetness of spring offers satsang
with the delicacy of a petal and the fierce burgeoning of life in buds and birds. I am grateful and softened every time I view these images.
New York, USA
The stillness and serenity of the photos bring me into sweet union with my deepest essence. Viewing the images, my to-do list vanishes, and I begin to see the rain outside my window bathing the new leaves.
A bird just perched itself outside my window. She takes a bath in the raindrops. The presence of the Ashram permeates my being. I start to see beauty all around me here in the urban landscape of the city. Bliss.
New York, USA
It's glorious to see the vibrant colors and delicate petals of these first spring flowers emerging from the winter's long embrace. Seeing them arrive at the start of Baba's month reminds me of how Baba’s gift of shaktipat
brought both vibrancy and delicacy into my life. As the delicate petals of my newly awakened spiritual understandings unfolded over time, my life has taken on the vibrant colors of expanding love, heart-opening service, and the joy of discovering my true Self.
These springtime photos bring delight to my eyes, encouragement to my spirit, and gratitude to my heart.