UnlimitedPosted: November 18, 2011 Filed under: 365 Yoga Challenge, Air, Autumn, Critters, Earth, fall, goals, home, NaBloPoMo, nature, Photography, pond, Quotes, Spirit, Walking, wandering, water, weather, yoga | Tags: Home, NaBloPoMo, nature, Photography, pond, postaday2011, quotations, sunlight, Yogi Tea 40 Comments
You are unlimited.
~ Today’s Yogi Tea bag wisdom
It is a splendiferous day here in the Bogs. Brilliant sunshine and a deep blue sky overhead. There is a crisp, almost biting, wind that requires you to bundle up, hat and gloves included. The temperature is in the lower 40s, and the air smells fresh and clean and cold with hints of winter.
This is good hiking weather. Quite invigorating. Must be good hunting weather, too. I heard a lot of gun shots today.
We have had a few visitors in and around the pond on this sunny day. A kingfisher has been flitting back and forth at the back of the pond. Eight mallards (4 pairs) have been swimming around. A great blue heron stopped by for lunch, and a red-tailed hawk sat high up in one of the old maple trees looking for a meal of his own.
When I made a cup of Yogi Tea today and first read the tag, I thought, “That’s true.” It was one of those unfiltered thoughts, the kind that just pops up and you wonder where it came from and that leads to some backpedaling thoughts such as, “Unlimited? Really?”
It’s true, though. I am, we are, unlimited. I don’t know about you but… I put a lot of energy into limiting myself. While out walking today I pondered the idea: I am unlimited.
I think I sometimes box myself in with my goals. Set limits rather than act from a place of, or knowledge of, unlimited potential and possibilities. I’m not judging. Just observing. This is how it is at times.
Any life truly lived is a risky business, and if one puts up too many fences against the risks one ends by shutting out life itself.
~ Kenneth S. Davis
I have had some liberating thoughts today. It must be all of that clean, crisp, cold air blowing out some of those self-imposed limitations. Or it could be the daily yoga practice having an effect.
What stops people from trying new things and taking new risks? They keep doing the same thing over and over, expecting that they will get different results. Their ideas and habits keep them in the same restricted path, like the polar bear at the zoo who was tethered when first placed in his enclosure, since it wasn’t finished and there was the danger he might escape. After the enclosure was completed, he was freed of the tether, but he continued to pace in the same restricted area. Similarly, we sometimes do ineffective things over and over again, and view things the same way over and over again, and therefore stay stuck where we don’t want to be (and don’t have to be, I might add).
~ Bill O’Hanlon
That’s it for my ramblings from the Bogs for today. Thanks for dropping by on this beautiful, blue-sky day, and pondering the unlimited with me. 🙂
What beautiful photos, all. And much to ponder.
Thank you, Ellen. 🙂
love the angel rays shining down in the sunset photo
and how cool is that yogi tea
“begin by choosing a mood, flavour, purpose”
don’t think I’ve seen that tea here in Oz
the assam mint and egyptian licorice calls to me this morning
Don’t you love it, Kel? The Soothing Caramel Bedtime caught my attention when I went to visit their website. Anything caramel will catch my attention, but when it looks like a steaming cup of tea, I can’t resist. 🙂
I like all the sunshiny photos today–they made me feel good. You know, Robin, I also box myself in sometimes too. One of my goals is to “dance more!” Thanks for making me step back as it were to reflect.
You’re welcome, Teresita. And thank you! You reminded me that incorporating more music into my daily life was one of my goals this year, and with music comes dancing. 🙂
WoW!!! Fantastico! I love these 😉
Have a splendid weekend!
Thank you, Elizabeth. You too. 🙂
Thanks, London Caller. 🙂
Hard to pick a favorite here…all beautiful shots.
Thank you, Jason. 🙂
Profound thoughts today, Robin. I was actually just thinking about this myself (you see, I’m sort of at an impasse with what to ‘do next’ in my life) and how as children, we are taught that we can do anything and be anyone – in a sense, unlimited! Then, why is it that as adults, we seem to completely lose that concept??
Something to ponder, indeed…
so true that we pass on this wisdom to children and stifle it in ourselves as adults. Oh enough already. let’s just dance under the moonlight!
I LIKE the way you think!!! 🙂
I like the way Joss thinks too.
Meet you all in the moonlight for the big dance… 😀
Wonderful thought and images, Robin. While reading I was reminded of a thought I had written down my journal a couple of years ago- “Truly living is an adventure, we either risk or rust, venture or vegetate.” 🙂
Amen to that!
Thank you, Ted. I love that thought. Well written/said. 🙂
I love the photo of the of the cattails against the blue pond. How gorgeous.
And I have to admit to limitting myself at times, so I sure appreciate your reflection on that. I’ll give some more thought, but it’s important. I know that.
Have a great weekend, Robin.
Thank you, Kathy. 🙂 You have a great weekend, too.
Hi Robin. Who could resist that sunset? And I love the cattails. They seem so ragged this time of year and your photo captures them in every phase of transformation. I want to take a photo of them too, but I’ve misplaced my camera! Jane
Thank you, Jane. 🙂
I hope you find your camera soon. My cattails want to see how your cattails are doing this time of year.
Well, okay. That may have sounded a bit strange about the cattails… lol!
What a beautiful blog today… I loved your photos paired with quotes.. really lovely. We are unlimited… I find it easier to take risks now that I’ve decided it’s ok to fail because no one is really judging us…
Thank you, Smidge. 🙂
Robin, I love all of today’s shots … gorgeous! And yes, I think we do box ourselves in quite a bit with our goals. It’s hard to accept “unlimited” sometimes. 😉
Thank you, DragonFae. 🙂
I think unlimited is difficult to visualize, which might be why it’s hard to accept.
I love all the sparkles today – just beautiful. Thought provoking too. Makes me wonder if I, too, am putting energy into limiting myself, and if I am, what can I do to stop?
Thank you, Karma. 🙂
If you come up with any good answers, please be sure to let me know. Seems all I have are questions lately.
Lovely photos especialy sunset on the deck.
Thank you, David. 🙂
What a profound post, Robin! I’ll have to bookmark it and do some thinking/soul searching about where I’m limiting myself.
Thank you, Dana. And good luck. 🙂
Thanks, Nigel. 🙂
Beautiful post, Robin. I love that you listen to tea-bag wisdom and ponder it throughout the day. We ARE unlimited! And, yet, how often do we limit ourselves to thinking thoughts that keep us in straight-jackets of belief and action? I will ponder your thoughts some more as the day passes. Namaste, sister.
Thank you, Kathy. 🙂
Really great question. I think I do it far too often, but I’m happy to say that I recognize it now. Awareness, I’m finding, can lead to amazing journeys.
Especially love the light on water. Beautiful. 😉
Thank you, Cynthia. 🙂