Monday, January 11, 2010

Tuesday 1/12/10 - "BASKING"

"BASKING"

The moment I saw this photo I fell in love with it. How I wish I could paint in oils. I see this picture in oils. Why am I blogging this? I guess just because I feel like it. :)

I love the lines, colors, shades, everything about it. The sunlight weaves its magic all around, kissing the head, the back, the surface on which the subject rests. It feels peaceful, calm, serene, one with nature.

The photographer named it "Basking". This picture and the title evoke strong emotions in me. There is a feeling of basking in the love of God, a feeling that all is well, as it should be in the natural order of nature.

I typically write about recovery. What does this have to do with recovery?
STEP 11!

I can use this picture as a meditation. I find objects of meditation everywhere - a phrase of music, a combination of words, a reading from one of my daily readers, a flower, a grouping of bushes, wind blowing, a painting, a photograph - all these things are possible subjects for a meditation.

I'm going to print out this photo and use it for a meditation. If I go into the silence, sit quietly in that place, and reflect on what I experience with this picture, I will be lifted up. I will experience STEP 11, "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."

Prayer Girl

(Photo credit: Basking by Nikki McDonald)

9 comments:

Kim A. said...

metoometoometoo...oh i so get your post today. It is hard for me to describe how a conversation, a strangers smile, a seredipitous phone call, or my buddha alter can be a meditative moment. And pictures..so many wonderful pictures out there. I love the seal!

Namaste

Kristin H. said...

So still, this critter is. As if carved from stone. You have such a knack for picking the really good pictures.

An Irish Friend of Bill said...

yeah. i can relate to the 'basking' st 11 analogy.

nice one. another great post.

Just Be Real said...

PG, great photo to indeed meditate on. Basking. Basking in His love! Blessings.

Brian Miller said...

nice. it think it would be a great meditation. pictures can invoke some powerful feelings and thoughts...

Shadow said...

that picture sure is a picture of tranquility and contentment...

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Oh I love this photo too!!!!

Syd said...

I really like that photo as well. And the word basking seems to bring a sense of comfort to me. Great post.

sarah said...

I love this picture tooo.. he's so smooth and that face....☺