Thursday, April 30, 2009

Makes My Heart Smile Awards

Two of my blogs recently received the Makes My Heart Smile award from Barbara (aka lionmother) over at Barbara's Meanderings. Once again, Barbara, thank you for awarding this blog and Wandering Pam. It is wonderful validation for my blogging efforts.

As an awardee, I now get to pick new blogs for this award.

And the winners are....

Inspirations and Creative Thoughts My absolute favourite blog. It absolutely makes my heart smile – on every single visit. It leans heavily towards Sufi (mystic) Islam, but is open to all mystic traditions. One recent post, for example, is about a Hindu mystic of Bangladesh. Another, older post was a Sufi interpretation of a Buddist mantra. Beautiful Sufi poetry too and Sufi teaching stories. Fabulous Sufi music. I totally love this blog.

Awake in This Life A very interesting blog about the spiritual life by a Buddhist blogger. What I like is that it promotes spirituality in everyday living, not in a cloistered hermit-like existence. Makes one stop and think. And smile.

A Psychotherapist's Journey What I like most, I think, is that Linda Appleman Shapiro makes me pause and think about things. Also, she often writes about things that concern me, but that I haven't written about myself. It’s good to see them expressed – and expressed so well. Lastly, I think, I like the fact that she is a strong woman, a feminist, of my own generation, so I can identify with a lot of what she writes.

Sylvia From Over The Hill Love her pictures and love her words. And love taking part in her Abc Wednesdays – such fun!

The Question of the Day Once again, a blog that makes one stop and think. In a totally fun way. Suzanne really comes up with a question every day - amazing how she manages to sustain this.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Quotable Thursday over at Terataii

Quotable Thursday
It's Quotable Thursday over at Terataii Reiki and Counselling - this means you post a favourite quote on your own blog, then go over and link to Terataii so that all the readers there can visit your blog. Join the fun and show off your blog to more readers at the same time.
My quotation for this Thursday:
Knowing others is wisdom; Knowing the self in enlightenment. Mastering others requires force; Mastering the self needs strength. -- Lao Tzu

P.S. - Terataii is a lovely blog, one of favourites. Ha, ha, yes, I'm joking a bit coz it is one of my own blogs. I mean I do like it, but, well, I would, woundn't I? :) :) But check it out - you might like it too - and join Quotable Thursday to share your own blog with the readers over at Terataii.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Makes My Heart Smile Award for This Blog :)

Two of my blogs have just received the Makes My Heart Smile award from Barbara over at Barbara's Meanderings. This is what Barabara says in her "nominations" post:
"Pamposh Dhar who has 3 blogs, but I have only read the two of them: Pamposh Dhar named after her of course and Wandering Pam for her beautiful photos and interesting commentary about what is happening in places we never hear about in the US."
Thank you Barbara for this award. It is much appreciated.

Incidentally, the third blog (which Barbara has not yet read) is Terataii Reiki and Counselling and covers issues of holistic health, mental and physical wellbeing, energy healing and spirituality. Check it out - you might like that too!

According to the rules of this award, I now get to pass it further to other blogs that I like. Watch this space...

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Love and Light and Abc Wednesdays

The news has been pretty grim lately and my last few posts have been too. It’s time for some light-hearted fun, so I’m joining Sylvia From Over the Hill in her Abc Wednesday. Check it out!

This week's letter is L, which stands for love and light.

From my Wandering Pam blog, here's love in the wild:

L is also for lights in the sky:

Otherwise known as orbs, or circles of light:

But now always circular:

(See this older post for more.)

And, finally, L is for lamps. My beautiful capiz shell lamp from the Philippines and my other favourite, bought I think in Hong Kong, which allows me to display my silver Thai monk too.

Read more about capiz here.

And now, love and light to you all. Ciao.

Next Abc: M is for Meditation (on my Terataii blog).

Monday, April 6, 2009

Violence Silences Voices of Sri Lankan Journalists (IHT story)

Writing in the International Herald Tribune (April 6, Asian edition), Seth Mydans says at least eight jounalists have been killed in recent years "in what appears to be a broad Sri Lankan government campaign to silence dissenting voices."
The press advocacy group Reporters Without Borders says Sri Lanka is the fourth most dangerous country for journalists, after Iraq, Somalia and Pakistan.
Read the full article.
Related older post: And Then They Came For Me.