'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)


As mentioned on Monday, am in Edinburgh; not actually typing this there though. There wouldn't be time as was travelling yesterday, then will have been out to the city to organise the tickets I have decided upon for shows next week this morning; then rushed back to get to an arranged place for lunch.... the plan is to meet up with ..................... Mara and Brom!!! They and their relatives will be in Edinburgh for the Tattoo and some tour and - all going according to plan - we'll have a couple of hours together over a pub lunch near the father's place. You'll be reading in due course how that went.

Which means I have prepared this post in advance, indeed the whole week's posts, in order to maintain flow. Being oot'n'aboot, the Fudge will also hopefully capture some interesting scenes. Unless of course it is bucketing down. In which case the storm-brelly will be opening, rather than the camera shutter.

Thursday's are usually  my 'more meaningful' posts.. to pad-out in that theme today, please enjoy some inspiration for meditation.

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. - Francis of Assisi

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. - Lao Tzu

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. - Marcus Aurelius


  1. Mum is very jealous, she luffed Edinburgh, (especially the fabric shop!) Hopes you had great time there
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. All lovely quotes. Having a still mind sounds easy but does take work. Haven't quite mastered it yet.

  3. Trying to be more zen! Hope you trip is going well.

  4. Now that last one is one we all need to remember fur sure!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  5. I hope you are having a fun time! Wonderful quotes. Enjoy your day!

  6. Some wonderful quotes full of inspiration. Hope you are having a ball. xx

  7. great! you would be the first of the Blogville Awesome Retreat :o) I'm sure you will have a super time while enjoying the festival :o)

  8. Hi Yamini,
    Lovely quotes and very meaningful ones!
    I came across the first one yesterday and shared it with my family - believe it or not.
    It is an advice that is straightforward and readily usable.
    Have a Beautiful Day!!
    Peace :)


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