Thursday, June 20, 2013

Quinoa and "Downton Abbey"

Here's another of Tiffany Beveridge's quotes from "My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter" on Pinterest.

"On Sunday evenings, Quinoa likes to dress up for our DOWNTON ABBEY watch parties. 'Look, mama, I'm Edith.'"

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Meet Quinoa by Tiffany Beveridge

Above is the link to Tiffany Beveridge's page on Pinterest called:  "My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter."  Do yourself a favor and have a look.

Tiffany Beveridge has created a little girl, Quinoa, who is a petite fashionista.  She and some of her friends are pictured on the board.  The pictures are from other posts (for which Ms. Beveridge gives the link), but the sayings are hers.  Together they provide wonderful entertainment.

This one is:  "Sometimes Quinoa is too cool for school, so she doesn't go.  Wouldn't be fair to the other kids."

I hope she doesn't mind my watercolor renditions of the images.  I have been wanting to post something a little on the lighter side for some time now, and this gives me the perfect opportunity.

I'm not sure how many I can adequately render, but I'm going to give it a go.  Thanks to Lindsey Jane for the link.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Wisdom and Awareness

"He who roams the earth with wisdom as his friend and awareness as the female companion does not become deluded."


"The Inevitable"

"It is wise neither to grieve nor rejoice over the inevitable."


Friday, June 7, 2013

"Silently Drawn"

"Let yourself be silently drawn by the
strange pull of what you love.  It will
 not lead you astray."  Rumi

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

"True Nature"

"When you enjoy objects knowing their true nature, they give you joy."  (VASISTHA'S YOGA)

Monday, June 3, 2013

"The Moods of Your Mind"

(Excerpts from VASISTHA'S YOGA)

"Do not get tangled with the moods of your mind."

"Your true nature is distinct from the limited wakeful, dreaming, and sleep consciousness; it is eternal, unknowable..."

"Only when gold is forgotten does one see a bracelet.  Bracelet is an illusory appearance of gold."

"The individual conscience perceives what it thinks it perceives."

"After all, what is the truth concerning the things of this world, except how they are experienced in one's own consciousness."

"All things are full of consciousness and when this consciousness comprehends itself there is knowledge."

"When consciousness, clothed in its own energy, limits itself and considers itself a soul, that soul, endowed with this restless energy, is involved in this world appearance."

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Ethereal Body


"He who knows that his body is ethereal, how can his movement be obstructed."

"The ethereal body can enter anything anywhere, and it goes where the wish of its heart leads."

"Their will becomes adamantine whose consciousness is pure and unveiled."

"This universe is but a long dream."

"What is reflected in one's consciousnesss shines outside also."

"It is the nature of appearance to appear real, even though it is unreal."

"One who is practicing concentration and meditation...can depart at their sweet will and pleasure."

"When Lila became enlightened, the egoistic fancy of her ethereal real being abandoned its links with the gross physical form, and it melted away like snow."

"She became so subtle that she could only be perceived in the imagination."

Saturday, June 1, 2013

What is Real and What is Unreal?

(Excerpted from VASISTHA'S YOGA)

"The infinite mind generates countless ideas within itself which weaken and veil it leading to sorrow -- which the mind greatly magnifies."

"The mind makes one thing appear to be another by its powers of thought and ideation."

"The mind makes the unreal appear as real and vice versa; and on account of this it seems to enjoy and to suffer.  Even that which it gets naturally, it grabs with hands and feet, and as as result of this false sense of ownership suffers the consequences."

"Egotism is but an idea based on a false association of the self with the physical elements."

"By its own whims and fancies, thoughts and hopes, the mind binds itself."

"The mind decides what is heaven and what is hell."

"If the 'mind is elsewhere' one does not see what is right in front of oneself."