the energy of the mind is the essence of life -Aristotle


…those greeks sure could sum it up! good morning and happy monday guys! i hope your weekend was wonderful. mine was relaxing having barely cracked laptop.  before i went to bed i did a little free flow surfing. this quote led me on a picture path i hope you’ll enjoy!


it got me thinking about untapped energy. we probably put out lots of vibes we’re not even aware of.


so instead of starting the day like this, hitting the ground running and looking for the closest extension cord,


i’m looking for a little more of this…taking a minute before jumping into the fire. setting up a spot to stop and get centered before going head first into the day. (ok mine was just rolling out the yoga mat but it’s a start)


not that it has to be a meditation room


but you could go all out!


just a space to be alone and silent is plenty


even if it’s just a couple minutes


do you have  a place that’s sole purpose is to center you?




it can be uncomplicated


or bejeweled



maybe an ancestral wall to contemplate


or one on one with nature


sage smudges are a good start for clearing the air


and when all else fails there’s always outside


this would work!


well whatever you’re up against or thinking about today i hope you can take a minute to yourself.


patrick gray photography

at the minimum there’s always a sunrise or sunset to catch and an exhale to make. in between, have a beautiful day!

January 7, 2013. Life.


  1. Jean replied:

    The bathtub is my place!


  2. peggy braswell replied:

    I use a graditude journal then I meditate for 15min. every morning. Thank you for the beautiful post.


  3. Robyn Gleason replied:

    Thank you for a lovely post. It’s reminded me to get back to meditation. It is the best way for me to start my day.


  4. ARod replied:

    great post I’ll have to pick out a spot ;-)


  5. Karen Albert replied:

    Claudia I am doing more of this; adding peaceful time to reflect and pray.
    You have inspired me with these images…to set up a spot with items that are meaningful to me.

    All the Best
    Art by Karena


  6. Nikon replied:

    Great photos! There is usually something to meditate on when looking at images with Asian themes.


  7. Corrina Tough replied:

    Right now that spot on the roof in the black and white shot is looking pretty good- as I type I have kids fighting/whining and arguing with each other( school hols here in Australia) and they are driving me up the wall- we are in a fire prone zone and thought we might be evacuated as there are serious bush fires very near to us so we have suitcase packed by the front door and yesterday was one of the hottest days in recorded history- at 43 degrees and today it is so cool we have jumpers on! go figure- fires are still burning though so it makes you not want to go too far inc ase- I guess the kids have cabin fever! xxCorrina


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  12. Mara replied:

    Thank you for the lovely post. I meditate one hour every day. Even though my room is very small I tried to build myself a very small space that is only serving the purpose of letting my mind rest. I would really like to have a bigger meditation room but I cannot afford it. Your pictures are truly inspiring and helping me to make up my mind again. Your quote of Aristotle is so true. When we loose the balance of the mind our life is falling apart.


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  14. Steve Lassoff replied:

    Love this! It would be so easy to meditate here. I shared this on pinterest.


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