This gallery provides such a vivid picture of Shree Muktananda Ashram in the wintertime. The photos of sunrises and sunsets are magnificent and awe-inspiring for me. Closer to the ground, my eyes were drawn to the leaves trapped beneath a layer of ice, the dried-out buds on a branch, and the blanket of snow covering both low-lying, still-green leaves—and entire hills.
In these images I sense a meditative stillness, as if Nature were sitting still and silent beneath her white meditation shawl, refreshing and restoring her energies through this wintry pause in her growth. To me, even the cardinal, peering out from his perch on the bare branches of a tree and offering a welcome splash of color, embodies this stillness and serenity.
Connecticut, United States
At the conclusion of Sweet Surprise
today, and then again looking through this nature gallery and coming upon the exquisite photo of a completely open rose, I was reminded of a poem I wrote many years ago.
This photo brought the original experience once again into my awareness. My understanding has been renewed. I remembered that we can be separate and yet together, different and yet the same, when we are in the inner space of divine love, of divine stillness within.
Pennsylvania, United States