Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Calm - Hugh's Photo Challenge (Week 17)

I do not practice Buddhism, but I have this statue on my deck.  It is called The Forgiving Buddha and it features Buddha in meditation.  Supposedly, the tight-knit spirals adorning Buddha’s head represent a group of snails that, as legend has it, kept his head cool as he sat deeply meditating in the afternoon heat.  Like I said, I don’t practice Buddhism, so I don’t know how much truth there is to that claim.  

I bought this statue because Buddha looks so peaceful and serene.  It is a reminder to forgive, to let go of things that are out of my control, to quiet my mind, and to be still.  To breathe.  To be calm.   Apparently, Forgiving Buddha has a calming effect on my typically uber hyper beagle, too.

Do you have anything in or around your home that gives you a calming effect? Please feel free to share.

Interested in my previous photo submissions?  Click below.

Behind - Under - Wrong Position - Love 
Games - Rust 

Linking up with Hugh @ Hugh's Views and News.


  1. Not only does Buddha look calm, but so that your dog, Ericka. Maybe Buddha is helping him/her keep calm as well?
    Thanks of joing me in this week's challenge.

    1. I know! You don't understand how much of an anomaly my dog being calm is, for she is typically a very hyper, little Miss Busybody! I enjoy your challenges. They are fun and I enjoy the excuse to peruse old and not so old photos. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Interesting facts about your Buddha - he does look super chill. Adorable doggy pic - i just love hound ears! And I would say my dogs make me calm . . . my kids, not so much! Ha!

    1. Thank you! She is rather photogenic if I do say so myself!


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