MY PERI LADY!

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“I have never seen any transformation that didn’t begin with someone finally getting tired of their own bullsh*t.”— Elizabeth Gilbert 
Hola! Let me begin! ♥
Once upon a week ago I had the crappiest time of my life. A genuinely lollygag nine days agh’ crap of apathetic moping coupled with outbursts of slipshod vexation  indiscriminately aimed at nothing and everything.
Life was lamentable heartache and comedic dejection; A manic insomniac dieting on porridge bowls of chilled self-pity, snacking on protein bars of power perturbation, and juiced up on disquietude.  Loathing was dessert!
Unbelievable but, eeks’… I also started breaking out in zits and other reddish facial  itches which complemented my aura of loca!
Now, I am  Piscean as can be – fluid, flowing, more into my own dream world where life is crystal clear spring water breathing. Nothing can bait me. Nothing! I have girly gills to swim through fishy circumstances and  slippery situations. – That particular nine days though felt like muck. Like I was fish out of water, flip flopping, sodden, air gasping baracuda!
Strange. Strange how rhapsodic  days can mutate into drowning billows of atmospheric melancholy. Shouldn’t I know better? Now that I am older? S-I-G-H.
“You are, after all, what you think. Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.”— Elizabeth Gilbert
And in that questioning came my answer – ‘getting older,’ hah!  A revealing truth up to consider. It is logical. It is understandable. It can be handled – joyfully!  Seven months to fifty ( yes, 50 ) welcomes me smack in the midst of PERI. All compounding adolescent mimicking symptoms are in place, except I was never really pimply back then; There’s always a first time of course!
“There’s no trouble in this world so serious that it can’t be cured with a hot bath, a glass of whiskey, and the Book of Common Prayer.”— Elizabeth Gilbert 
20170821_105020Reading up on self- care regarding this natural change in a woman’s life is e-m-p-o-w-e-ring, whew! I am so NOT bonkers ALONE, hahaha! It relieves and casts a wave of confident ease in handing the onslaught of hormonal turbulence. Femme ammunition finally!
I have discovered generous sites of essential learnings available in the web. Some sites not only educate but bring together a worldwide community of  loving women forum support! How fortunate of ladies like you and me who have health, medical and spiritual  information at the tip of our fingers. Knowledge that feeds the mind, settles the spirit, and adds remarkably to the quality of life is verily ours!
What of others who have no access? No resource? No relational support?
I think of these innumerable number of women – out there on their own – confounded and bearing up with the flummox of  changes this season in life brings; the typical aches and mood swings brought about by chemical imbalances that can baffle and truly rattle normal life. The medical world has achieved great strides in women’s health – but access for all remains a struggle. This should be addressed. Women’s health care should be paramount in world importance!
As for me, the two top women’s health websites I rigorously consult  are the following: 
It was a fine fair weather day last Sunday so my husband and I decided a lunch out. As I sat in our car, taking in the banality of cemented pavement, a sudden  slicky crisp of brilliance permeated my senses. I had been articulating wry attempts for illumination the days past, and apparently, my angel guide must have decided then and there to sit by my side for the rest of the ride, haha!
Everything was suddenly lucent like, even the road ahead unencumbered and clear, as with, I realized, my soul and the rest of  life.

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These pictures capture a time last month when I was having the time of my life lounging by the pool with a book! 😀

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This picture was taken at a Buddhist temple in Singapore during one of my travels to the city. This Dharma Wheel is dedicated to Quan Yin.~ Roselle Quin

“If you look the part and act the part, you’ll be surprised at the results you will produce. This is true with negative impressions as well as positive ones.” ~ Les Brown

Oh’ wow, just what I need! How grand fantabulous is that! Look what it reads, Visualize the mantra disc at your heart – always be able to cultivate the Dharma and — liberation from suffering…” It goes on with the venerable advice to, “Visualize a rain of jewels…” Well, well, I sure will! Goodness, I wonder if I had sense to take a full photo of this mantra wheel description. 
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A man is raised from the earth by two things- Simplicity and Purity. There must be simplicity in his intention and purity in his desires.

Must be in my other PC -the one I no longer use. It’s about time I get the ol’ clunker going on again and while at it, upload stored photos in the Cloud. I know now why my silly heart seems restless. How blind could I be, truly? Instead of immersing myself in books and readings that uplift – which is my normal way of life encouragement, I instead unconsciously parceled my energy and peace away by wallowing in the strange circumstances  of this world replete with trouble, injustice and sorrow. As if it were all new occurrences. I should know better – the world has always been a house of sorrows. 20160313_121853

“You will make great progress if you keep yourself free from all temporal cares, for to value anything that is temporal is a great mistake.” ~ Thomas A. Kempis

To keep oneself free from temporal cares  doesn’t mean living in a secluded glass house with rose colored spectacles – turning a blind eye on everything that’s going on. Can’t be done, anyway. But, surely, there must be something more productive I can do than gnash my teeth, shake my head and wildly ponder a fatalistic dystopian world in the offing.

 The mantra above admonishes to “rejoice in the awe-inspiring power of the —- wheel…” An imposing advice  alluding to the way life unfolds in a roundabout of ups and down and concentric  cycles of pleasure, pain, good and bad.

The glory of the good is in their conscience and not on the lips of men.

My coffee is downed and the Help has arrived to do her cleaning. I have writing to accomplish and projects to tackle. Must not forget today’s yoga. More importantly, take time to recollect with the saints and wise ones. Their writings are artisian springs..upward movements of refreshing waters of wisdom to drink from.  20160314_074028

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Bodhicitta Lady ~ Mindful Realizations to a Path of Bliss

To be in bliss is to live sane, and to be joyful is to ascend as a supreme being walking in the divine ground of existence

To be in bliss is to live sane, and to be joyful is to ascend as a supreme being walking in the divine ground of existence

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Bodhicitta is pineapple for the soul, spiritual saccharine that oxidizes our inner being with scentsy wisdom pulps…                                                                 ═════════════ ღೋƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒღೋ═══════

WordPress, my deeear, I am trying my b-e-s-t to get along with you. Oh, I will, you can be sure of that!! You and I, we shall find common ground and be comfy with our quirks and habits. We shall get to know each other, as new friends do, sheepish and gawky and slightly reluctant at first, then slowly engaging and liking,  until soon enough – trusting.
I live and thrive and am’ my own me  in Roselle Quin  blogger land for almost 10 years! Yes, 10 years of writing, silently, quietly, solitary it may seem, but priced with a number of long time loving friends for company. I am set in my ways out  there in my ROSELLE QUIN cyber home — but my muse, she is insistent and I am endearingly enticed to try new thrills and pulled in to even more colorful concepts + creative endeavors. My cerebral is syrupy drippy with the idea of bliss. I will spread my wings and expand. Welcome me here where I am! 
We need to transform our mind, to rid it of ignorance, hatred and attachment. Transforming our mind means that even if we are in a very difficult situation or place, as long as our mind is happy, everything will be fine.~ Namdrol Rinpoche

We need to transform our mind, to rid it of ignorance, hatred and attachment. Transforming our mind means that even if we are in a very difficult situation or place, as long as our mind is happy, everything will be fine.~ Namdrol Rinpoche                                ═════════════ ღೋƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒღೋ═══════

Waking up this morning I was suffused with the idea of Dharma. This beautiful inspiring meditative way of living has given my inner being a wonderful settlement. I expounded on the graciousness of this path in writing my current blogpost –> “BODHICITTA LADY ~REALIZATIONS TO A PATH OF BLISS”

Here are a few of my favorite inspired quotes lifted from that post:

So injected I am with this crystalline intention, that a seizure of illumination zipped through my spinal consciousness - A life of Dharma - spiritual purposefulness for the whole of the Sangha - the community.

So injected I am with this crystalline intention, that a seizure of illumination zipped through my spinal consciousness – A life of Dharma – spiritual purposefulness for the whole of the Sangha – the community.

1. Bodhicitta, mindful & ripe with the juiciness of awakened existence, is a semantic energy I hooked from a Buddhist book my husband recently gifted me. The concept of going through life’s motions in meditated movements dedicated to the conscience of lifting every act holy for the good of “one, some and all” is very precise in its Christian notion of renunciation… of “doing unto others” and offering unto God all the dutiful, mundane tasks that at times even inwardly cause suffering.

2. All actions, however simple, however ordinary, however piddling becomes a stepping stone to N-I-R-V-A-N-A if consummated through  gratitude and generosity. The whole of man’s existence becomes suffused with majesty & regal with meaning — the meaning one endows by the charity one  devotes to all sentient beings.

3. For what is heaven, but the state of being free, truly free from ignorance and loathing! Hate is vulgarity of living, while Heaven is to exist in uncomplicated rapture – easy joy – metta.  “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy,”  Romans 14:17 ~  

4. Our destiny is not far yonder a mythical physical material hope in an afterlife of moneyed riches, but the attainment of a present  imperturbable stillness of mind after the hell fires of intemperate desire, aversion, delusion have been extinguished.

I have much to work on to be what I want but inspiration has spoken.

I have much to work on to be what I want but inspiration has spoken.

We are our own wisdom when we ask from the Divine. And sometimes when I am at the throes of being disillusioned or jaded or plain weary, peaceful paths to centering present themselves in unexpected ways. Bodhicitta, a mindful way of being has been an inspiration. Perhaps, you might be inspired as well. To read the whole article with all its accompanying pictures, please click –>

BODHICITTA LADY~ MINDFUL REALIZATIONS TO A PATH OF BLISS