The inspiring nature of nurturing…the AMAZING Brown Bears at Brooks Falls, Alaska

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Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park,  Alaska….an amazing place!  As viewed from the explore.org Live Cams…AMAZING!

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Holly…an incredible mother!

brooks falls Holly and her cubs...nurtured by nature

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A short video taken yesterday, of Holly, sharing her fish with the pushy little yearling cub!…what calm and patient generosity she shows!  The smaller spring cub didn’t quite get in on eating that fish…the yearling didn’t share!
(Link to post about Holly and her cubs, written by Ranger Mike, one of the Katmai National Park Rangers:Abandoned Cub Finds New Mother

 

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What a gift explore.org is offering to the people of the world…the honor of getting to view and witness the dynamics of daily life for these remarkable bears…truly fascinating and inspiring!

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Otis!!!!
(I think that’s Otis…hard to tell without seeing his other ear)
A very large male bear who sits all day, every day in his “office”
…catching and eating dozens of fish!

That is….until “Lurch” arrives and takes over that “office”
and Otis retreats to “the jacuzzi…”
but, even in the jacuzzi, Otis catches more fish than Lurch does!

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brooks falls otis nurtured by nature

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A few mornings ago… sunrise from the Lower River area…stupendous colors!
I feel so inspired by these bears…
and so nurtured and inspired by the astounding beauty of the Brooks Falls area!

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Brooks Falls Sunrise nurtured by the beauty of the sunrise in nature

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Brooks Falls…
The photo on the cover of  the book, Bearable,
a book I had created many years ago.
(When I wrote that book, I had no idea that the photos was at Brooks Falls…
I’d never even heard of Brooks Falls!…well, I sure have now!!)

A book I created for the kids I taught…
encouraging and nurturing a sense of  persistence, strength and fortitude
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Bearable it may be hard

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The bears will be leaving in the next few weeks…
only a few more weeks to peek in on, and learn from,  these astounding animals!
I encourage you to visit that web cam for inspiring “views”

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Nurtured by the inspiration of these amazing bears!
Nurtured by the exquisite beauty of Brooks Falls area!
Inspired by the nature of nurturing!
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brooks falls  nurtured by the beauty of nature

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Inspirations!

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Brooks Falls Holly and her cubs...the nature of nurturing...the nurturing of nature

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Nurturing Thursday: part of Nurturing Thursdays, hosted at Becca Given’s blog, On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea. Please visit Becca’s site for her Nurturing Thursday post and for links to posts of other frequent contributors to Nurturing Thursdays.

Inside the Mind of Isadora
Meg Evans
Crowing Crone, Joss
Carol Carlisle
hugmamma
Mazeepuran
Jacqueline King
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes

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“Whispering” gentle suggestions…. nurturing kindness and compassion… Nurturing Thursdays

 

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“whispering”
gentle suggestions,
“whispered” reminders,
offering kindness and compassion to oneself and others

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Pocket Perspectives Nurturing kindness and compassion toward oneself and others...whispering reminders

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I’ve been creating “pocket reminder cards” for many years…
“gently whispered reminders” for myself,
“pocket perspectives”

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Each morning, I choose a few “pertinent” cards, reflect on the messages, sense the gentle feelings the cards are suggesting and put the cards into my pocket…creating a nurturing and encouraging state of heart and mind of living with those “gentle suggestions” throughout the day.

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Yesterday, I created 2 pages of a few of my “favorite” pocket cards,
gentle reminders I’ve kept in my pockets throughout many years.

Please feel free to print out these pages, if any of the cards resonate with you.
I give away everything I create…I’m happy to share everything I create with others.

Or perhaps?….create your own cards…your very own “whispers….”

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Pocket Perspectives Cards for nurturing a sense of kindness and compassion toward oneself and others SET 2

 

I’m participating in an 8 week workshop, through IONS,  called “Conscious Aging”…. focusing on a different topic each week.  This week’s topic includes nurturing and encouraging an increasing sense of kindness and compassion toward oneself….and then extending that sense of kindness and compassion out to others. And, hence, I’m gathering a few of my favorite reminder cards, to encourage myself in this intention…and sharing these “whispers”  with others, too.

 

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“pocket perspectives”
cards in our pockets
ongoing visual reminders to nurture ourselves and others,
nurturing….with tenderness, kindness and compassion,
gentle whispers

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nurturing, encouraging and reminding,
kindness and compassion
through “gentle whispers”

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Pocket Perspectives cards encouraging nurturing reminding kindness and compassion

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Link to some previous Pocket Card sets and posts:
6 different groupings of cards:  Pocket Cards, Set 6
Links to “Card Sets” are also in the TOP  “headline” area labeled “Pocket Card Sets” PP pocket card sets

Link: April 2014 cards and explanations: a variety of Pocket Cards

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Nurturing Thursday: part of Nurturing Thursdays, hosted at Becca Given’s blog, On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea. Please visit Becca’s site for her Nurturing Thursday post and for links to posts of other frequent contributors to Nurturing Thursdays.

Inside the Mind of Isadora
Meg Evans
Crowing Crone, Joss
Carol Carlisle
hugmamma
Mazeepuran
Jacqueline King
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes

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Nurturing… 10,000 flowers …in our hearts and minds

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Nurturing 10,000 flowers...in our hearts and minds

 

 

 

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Nurturing 10,000 “flowers”…
“flowers” in our hearts and minds

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Nurturing positive qualities in ourselves and others

Nurturing interests, activities, curiosities,
learnings, endeavors

Nurturing acts of goodness, kindness and generosity

Nurturing beauty, inspiration and connections

Nurturing….10,000 “flowers”

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Nurturing 10,000 flowers goodness kindness generosity

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Nurturing Thursday: part of Nurturing Thursdays, hosted at Becca Given’s blog, On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea. Please visit Becca’s site for her Nurturing Thursday post and for links to posts of other frequent contributors to Nurturing Thursdays.

Inside the Mind of Isadora
Meg Evans
Crowing Crone, Joss
Carol Carlisle
hugmamma
Mazeepuran
Jacqueline King
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes

 

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Awareness…watching the activities of the mind…

“Awareness”
gently observing and watching the activities of one’s own mind

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awareness watching and observing the activities of ones mind

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learning to become more aware of the “activities” in one’s mind
thoughts, reactions, feelings, sensations
stopping…stepping back…observing
noticing

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awareness watching stepping back noticing obseving

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“awareness”….
perhaps, a bit like calmly watching very active “children” in our minds….
watching our minds constantly “creating”

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awareness  watching creating like children in the mind

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becoming more aware of how the mind is constantly busy,
busy, interpreting, creating
busy…busy…busy

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awareness watching believing what the mind is constantly creating

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awareness…
of what we’re “creating”

awareness….
noticing that we’re often truly believing almost everything our minds create!
We’re sincerely believing what our minds have “created.”

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~increasing “awareness”

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awareness awareness

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increasing “awareness”
using a sense of gentleness, patience and understanding,

perhaps eventually leading to a very welcomed sense of….. “quiet”
a quieter and more peaceful mind

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awareness leading to more quiet in the mind

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developing “awareness”
perhaps leading toward a quieter mind

perhaps leading to a deepening sense of
compassion…understanding…wisdom

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awareness watching compassion understanding wisdom

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awareness watching and observing the activities of ones mind

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It’s in everyone of us, to be wise…nurturing awareness, compassion, wisdom and understanding

 

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it's in everyone of us awakening awareness compassion wisdom understanding

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“it’s in everyone of us”
nurturing awareness, compassion, wisdom and understanding
it’s in everyone of us

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it's in everyone of us to be wise nurturing awareness wisdom compassion understanding

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“It’s in Everyone Of Us”

I first heard this very beautiful song in the late 1970’s or early 1980’s.  It’s such a special song, with such an important message. Every time I hear it, I’m so touched and inspired by the flow of the music and lyrics.

May we each find that soft and tender spot in our own hearts.   May we access and nurture the precious sense of awareness, compassion, wisdom, understanding and love that abides in our hearts and minds.

“Open up both your eyes”… look into your own eyes, and the eyes of others, with deep and genuine interest,  receive the depth of the messages,  and respond with wisdom and care …it really is in everyone of us.

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nurturing…awareness, compassion, wisdom and understanding

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it's in everyone of us nurturing awarenes wisdom compassion understanding

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Nurturing Thursday: part of Nurturing Thursdays, hosted at Becca Given’s blog, On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea. Please visit Becca’s site for her Nurturing Thursday post and for links to posts of other frequent contributors to Nurturing Thursdays.

Inside the Mind of Isadora
Meg Evans
Carol Carlisle
hugmamma
Joss: Crowing Crone
Mazeepuran
Jacqueline King
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Tao of Scrumble

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Blessings….For a New Beginning…. John O’Donohue

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Blessings for a new beginning  John O'Donohue

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“new beginnings”
sometimes, little beginnings…happening throughout each day
other times, larger beginnings…stepping out onto very new ground!

perhaps, “a new beginning” might include…….
living with
a shift in perspective?
an expanding and deepening sense of understanding?
a greater sense of awareness and  wisdom?
all possibilities

….blessings….
for each and every “new beginning”

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a new beginning blessings

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for a new beginning excerpts

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a new beginning blessings

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space…silence…stillness…awareness…leading to deeper understanding

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Last month, I read some amazing ideas in Ken McCloud’s online newsletter, Unfettered Mind.  A few of the ideas, in particular, had a strong impact!

 

leading to a deeper and broader understanding of  “awareness”

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space silence stillness awareness analogy unfettered mind

 

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I thought I might share my own “take” on these ideas with others who stop by Pocket Perspectives.

I’m not sure how much I do “understand” these ideas, but I’ll share my beginning attempts at that. Perhaps others might resonate with this awareness, too?

To help myself “understand,”  I used the memory and image of the sky and the reflection of the sky in small mountain lake that I hiked to a few weeks ago…I find that some approximation of a deeper understanding of “awareness” seems to resonate when I imagine this scene or look at this photo.

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Greely Pond space silence stillness awareness

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space silence stillness awareness

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I noticed that by just “opening” to a basic, broad awareness of these analogies and ideas, and NOT thinking too “logically” about them, that some understanding seemed to arise.

The use of the analogies of space, silence and stillness seems to lead to a broader awareness of “awareness”… if that makes any sense?

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expanding upon each line,
with my own beginner ideas and understanding

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space

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space whether objects or not

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silence

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space silence whether sound or not

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stillness

space stllness whether movement  or not

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awareness

space awareness is there whether thoughts, feelings or sensations arise

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awareness
an “experience” of awareness…perhaps, the sky
a reflection of awareness…perhaps, through words and concepts

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space awareness experience of and understanding about it

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0bjects….sounds…movement
….thoughts, feelings or sensations….
all of those arising, abiding for awhile and departing,
comings and goings, comings and goings

And “behind” those comings and goings?
steady, consistent and ongoing
space, silence, stillness and awareness

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Greely Pond space silence stillness awareness

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space silence stillness awareness analogy unfettered mind

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