We are a resonating system in process rather than a stable, solid mass.
~ Randall McClellan
Back in October 2008, I was very fortunate to have crossed the border from Nepal and visited 4 cities in Tibet; Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse and Sakya.
Tibetan Buddhism is sacred to me. Though I do not claim to be a Tibetan Buddhist yet in this life.
Every now and then though, I would recite one of Tibetan Buddhism’s oldest and most sacred mantra: Om Mani Peme Hung. In Sanskrit, it is Om Mani Padme Hum. This mantra is associated with Chenrezig Bodhisattva and it means “Om, jewel in the lotus, hum.” Chenrezig or Avalokiteshvara (Sanskrit) is the embodiment of compassion.
When this mantra is recited (aloud or silently) or seen visually, it invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig.
While traveling between cities, I captured these photos…
We cannot heal what we cannot feel.
~ John Bradshaw
We get up in the morning. We do our best. Nothing else matters.
~ The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [movie]
Signage are very important, especially for travelers in a foreign land. They provide information, humour, inspiration and creativity.
Here are some that caught my eye on my travels…
To be tender, loving and caring, human beings must be tenderly loved and cared for in their earliest years, from the moment they are born.
~ Ashley Montagu
E-motions are energy in motion. If they are not expressed, the energy is repressed. As energy it has to go somewhere. Emotional energy moves us as does all energy. To deny emotion is to deny the ground and vital energy of our life.
~ John Bradshaw
Buenos Aires of Argentina have so much to offer…
From a design and typography point of view, they offer an unique style of their own called Fileteado Porteño. Beautiful, stylized lines and flowers drawn in bright colours are used to decorate signage in and around the city.
In some of the touristic areas, replicas can be found for sale as souvenirs.
Safety is often the comfortable euphemism we use to deny our feelings of fear. The seeker of security has found a modus operandi of sorts within an attitude of negation.
~ John Pierrakos