Friday, February 10, 2012

Meditation Mount

During my two weeks of housesitting, I had another guest. My friend Royce, who hasn't spent much time in Ojai, came up for a visit. I knew I had to take him to one of my favorite places ... Meditation Mount. It's so beautifully landscaped against the backdrop of the valley, and the hills and mountains in the distance. It is constantly changing with the light and with the seasons.

It had been cloudy and rained a couple of days prior to our visit but the skies cleared and it was simply gorgeous.

Meditation Mount, Ojai
January 2012

The world is healed
one loving thought at a time.

~Marianne Williamson

Joy has no cost.

~Marianne Williamson

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense
everything that comes from love
is a miracle.

~Marianne Williamson

When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched,
you begin to discover that it's bottomless,
that it doesn't have any resolution,
that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless.

You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there,
as well as how much space.

~Pema Chodron

Every moment is unique, unknown, completely fresh.

~Pema Chodron

"The mission of Meditation Mount Is to promote the building of an enlightened and compassionate world through the power of creative meditation, inspirational educational programs, and community-based events focused on the practical application of the following universal spiritual principles: Right Human Relations, Unanimity, Goodwill, Spiritual Approach, Group Endeavor and Essential Divinity"

For information about the Mount, it's history and about "Friends of the Mount," please go to

Have a beautiful weekend!!!
Blessings and light to you!


Victoria said...

Super beautiful post...I am blissing out with all the magic and beauty...gorgeous photos..they spark my heart!
Thanks for this perfct morning meditative journey!

mermaid gallery said...

such a lovely spot!...all that sunshine too!....we have been under grey, gloomy skies for so long! ...I could bask there for a very long time!

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rjerdee said...

Enjoyed the trip~~the pink pincushion and the Pema quote is the highlight for me!

Tito said...

Beautiful post!! Thanks for sharing these splendid photos. Ciao Cobalt Violet!

Loree said...

What a wonderful, peaceful place to stop and meditate and get in tune with your inner self.

erin's art and gardens said...

oh my...thank you for the beautiful colors is grey here in tennessee...and that really gets to me...i need to meditate more.......
happy v day,

Cristina Deboni said...

Hai ragione รจ un bel posto per meditare....bellissime foto! ciao e buon san Valentino day's...Cri : )

Valerianna said...

Beautiful place! And everything so brown and frozen here, it seems even more so.

Ruthie Redden said...

A beautiful & soothing post & images, perfect for today, thank you x

Shayna said...

Thank you for creating this beautiful post ~ the meditative images and your thoughtful selection of verse are just what I needed to find today ~!~