Unlimited

Silk and stars

You are unlimited.

~ Today’s Yogi Tea bag wisdom

The neighbor's house at sunset

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.

Sunset on the deck

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.

Sunlight and rhododendrons

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.

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.

Cattails against the blue of the pond

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.  🙂

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40 Comments on “Unlimited”

  1. What beautiful photos, all. And much to ponder.

  2. Kel says:

    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

    • Robin says:

      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. 🙂

  3. 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.

    • Robin says:

      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. 🙂

  4. eof737 says:

    WoW!!! Fantastico! I love these 😉
    Have a splendid weekend!

  5. obrienspix says:

    Hard to pick a favorite here…all beautiful shots.

  6. milkayphoto says:

    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…

  7. tedgriffith says:

    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.” 🙂

  8. 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.

    Kathy

  9. jane tims says:

    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

  10. 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…

  11. dragonfae says:

    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. 😉

  12. Karma says:

    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?

  13. David Hall says:

    Lovely photos especialy sunset on the deck.

  14. Dana says:

    What a profound post, Robin! I’ll have to bookmark it and do some thinking/soul searching about where I’m limiting myself.

  15. Kathy says:

    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.

    • Robin says:

      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.

      Namaste.

  16. Cynthia says:

    Especially love the light on water. Beautiful. 😉


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