New Zealand…you are chilly but fantastic…

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Had a chilly but perfect trip yesterday from Wellington up to Mangaweka in the north island of New Zealand.

So what are we loving about New Zealand so far? Here we go…
– Gorgeous green countryside.
– The wonderful friendly people we meet at every stop.
– Yummy fresh produce from the roadside vege shops.
– Even old derelict weatherboard houses look like they are from a movie set.
– White sheep on rolling hills.
– Vintage shops…yippee.

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Happy Mother’s Day…

Happy Mother's Day...

Today in Australia it is Mother’s Day…

To my beautiful best friend, travel companion and mother ~ Padma~ you are an inspiration to me and always will be…I love you.

Prayer For Peace

“I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love…” Mahatma Gandhi

Thought For The Day…

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A PRECIOUS HUMAN LIFE
Every day think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself. To expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others. I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.
H. H The XIV Dalai Lama…

The Gayatri Mantra ~ A Prayer to illuminate the intellect…

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Are you feeling a little jaded today? Need a spiritual lift but don’t know where to turn? Well try the wonderful Gayatri mantra. This Indian mantra has always helped me to lift my energy level and refocus on the important aspects of my life.

GAYATRI MANTRA

Om Bhur Buvaha Swaha

Thath Savithur Varenyam

Bargo Devasya Deheemahi

Dhiyo Yonaha Prachodayat

This translates to:

On the absolute reality and its planes.

On that finest spiritual light.

We meditate as remover of obstacles.

That it may inspire and enlighten.

The Gayatri mantra can be recited using your japa mala or just quietly wherever you are comfortable. It is recommended that you recite it three times a day ~ morning, noon and night but you will find what suits you. I have a lovely copy on a CD that I listen to in the car.

This mantra is great for protecting you from harm and warding off misery. It is said to remove evil tendencies and implant virtuous habits. I find it calms the monkey mind and gives me a lasting feeling of peace and tranquility.

The following is a lovely version for you: