Staying Centered

So important to keep the mind centered.

I tried something new in the pool to tread water using the minimum energy.

At first, my body resisted and I started to flail with my arms and legs.

But then, I centered my mind and started to control my breathing.

My deep focused breaths raised my body above the water almost by itself.

My arms and legs relaxed and just was there for support.

It felt so good to be in a better state of self-control and mindfulness.

Always need to try and keep the mind still, centered, and in control of the body.

Focus, focus, focus!  šŸ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Beautiful Japanese Pagoda

Japanese pagoda signifying the elements of earth, air/sky, fire and water.

Beautiful integration of stone into natural surroundings. 

Centered, self-reflection, mindfulness, enlightenment, peace. 

You can see this at Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden in Delray Beach, Florida. 

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Garden of 5 Senses

Garden of Five Senses in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 


I hear it and I see it, but I can barely believe it.  


I can touch it, and I can even taste it, but that’s going too far. 


I can smell it, but in a good way.Ā šŸ˜‰


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)