Tag: Alaska

Thoughtful Thursday – Doors

Photography, Quote, spiritual practice, Spirituality, Theology
Basic wakefulness, natural openness, is always available. This openness is not something that needs to be manufactured. When we pause, when we touch the energy of the moment, when we slow down and allow a gap, self-existing openness comes to us. It does not require a particular effort. It is available anytime. As Chögyam Trungpa once remarked, “Openness is like the wind. If you open your doors and windows, it is bound to come in.” Pema Chodron Does your faith open doors or close them? **************** A reminder about what Thoughtful Thursday is: Theos – God, Logos – Words So, literally, theos-logos, theology, is words about God. These are some of my favorite thoughts! I ask myself what is my relationship to the Divine? What is the Divine’s relationship to others? Other people? Other

Reflection – Back from Alaska

Spirituality
When I was in Alaska, my trusty Nikon D70 died. Just quit turning on. I have had that camera for years! I bought a telephoto lens for it when my oldest son was in 3rd grade so that I could snap photos of the kids on stage. Kennedy was in the third grade production of Mozart Mouse. So cute! This camera has traveled across the country, on mission trips, to school events, on scrapbooking journeys, and places I can not even remember...but I have the photos! So, farewell to a trusty friend. I am posthumously naming her Elsa. :) I transitioned from Elsa to my phone camera for the attached shot of Haines, AK. In Juneau, I was introduced to the Nikon 3100. Not the latest model, but sufficient and she works with my lenses! Woot! I will be introducing photos from her...I am naming her Alena. ...