Saturday, September 20, 2014

Let Go Of the Wanting

"When abstention from stealing is firmly established, precious jewels come." (Yoga Sutras)


"Hanging On!" © Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio



"All Tied Up" © Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio



"Nearly Intersected" © Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio


"One of the 'limbs' of the Eight-Limb path of Yoga (Yogasutra) is the Yamas; the Five Moral Restraints. Asteya is one of these Five Moral Restraints. Although it is translated as non stealing, the literal translation of non stealing is not the entire concept. I think the best way to demonstrate the concept is to consider the quote and within that context realize that the surest path that takes you to what you want is to let go of is, wanting."  From "Meditations From the Mat".


These images of sea kelp are taken at Castle Point at Crescent City, CA. My dear friend, Linda and I have been spending the week in the Redwood country using the town of Eureka as our 'base camp'. What a glorious week of photography it has been!! Admittedly, we have done a wee bit of 'retail therapy' too. Just a wee bit...

This area of California-the very northern part is still a pretty untamed area-rugged and raw beauty. Not to mention that the redwoods are amazing and breathtaking. It is not an easy area to get to, but I will say that I am glad that we made the effort. We've put in some marathon days of driving to get here and driving to go see the different areas, but at the same time, it is exhilarating.

Join us as a group of us (yes-there are many of us!) from around the world post our shadow shots over at Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted!

7 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Great, different shadow shots for the day, Paula!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

Nonnie said...

unusual items for your shadows! your trip sounds like you've had lots of photographic fodder. (does that make sense?)

Ralph said...

Nature has sculpted a lot of artistic pieces - no mere mortal could conceive these works by themselves. A rugged artistic art gallery of natures unique works...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Beaches are great places to find interesting shadows among "the things" that seem to lodge here and there.

BLOGitse said...

Unusual, raw - I love these!

fredamans said...

Nice shadows. I really like the squiggly branches.

namaki said...

What an insighting post ! :-) thank you !

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