Wishing you a HAPPY TIBETAN NEW YEAR - a time to purify and renew. We are moving into the year of the Earth Dog which supports a grounding period of strength, loyalty, tenacity and guardianship. And is associated with peacemakers. May we all follow the Tibetan tradition and take care to look after our Earth and each other in a peaceful manner...
To honour the Tibetan way I undertook 108 prostrations, which traditionally purify and renew, starting at the highest place reachable in white-out conditions here in the French Alps. (with thanks to Lou and Jill for lovely support)
Repeatedly laying the body down forehead to the Earth 108 times is an excellent way of focussing the intention of the mind - though doesn't appear to do wonders for the old body!
"I honour the-highest-that-is with my actions, my words and my thoughts.
I lay down the suffering of the planet.
Om Mani Padme Hum"
A time to purify and renew...