Oh the Gratitude & Joy

It is Monday, time for my weekly post. I almost decided to skip posting today. The only way to convey the deep rich silence I am feeling full with, is Silence – I thought. And yet I wanted to park myself in this space. To be Here with you all. So then I decided to bring these glimpses of my yesterday to you, a day I spent in the golden weather and nature of California with a dear friend. These pictures are the only times I felt the urge to use my phone, and lock the moments in memory. I didn’t plan well to be able to share with you better, I hope you feel the magic dripping from the moments I did capture.

The Vineyards of Napa Valley
The Train, The Road & The Vineyards: It was thrilling to spot the train coming, pulling over the shoulder on the highway, and the perfect timing of my friend getting out of the car to get this picture. (We were also being safe :))
It felt like I had never seen more beautiful ripples on water.
Yeah the weather was pure gold
Such ornamental display by the side of the parking lot!
Made me forget I was standing on the sidewalk of a busy traffic street, I thought I wanted to spend the day sitting on this carpet.
As I lined my spine on Earth, looking at this sky through the Leaves&Light, the aroma of fresh grass replenished my Being
Entering Storyland …as if. This photo is by my friend.
Oh, the Gratitude & Joy I feel!!

Blessed Feelings. I offer to you the peace and rich silence within. Hope you take some moments to yourself and breathe in with ease & joy of your Being.


114 thoughts on “Oh the Gratitude & Joy

  1. These photos are absolutely beautiful, Pragal. I’m glad you decided to share them with us. I smiled as I read about your adventures and seeing the mountains and vibrantly colored leaves. Simply beautiful.

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  2. This is a joyous post full of love and light; and I can feel the joy beaming off of your being, and into is all. I can also feel the deep silence and sacredness of these spaces you were navigating on that golden day. The pics speak to me of the quiet that is available to us all, when we slow down, breathe in our surroundings and be with the Love that is already present. Gorgeous post, and beautiful pics, Pragalbha. Thank you for sharing these moments with us. Blissful and magical. πŸ™πŸ’™

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    • Your knowing words add such richness to the space created by these glimpses Jeff πŸ™ŒπŸΌ That you feel the deep silence and sacredness is another layer of such joy to me. It is such a incredible undeniable feeling to be with this Love, Light, Presence – it is pure Bliss freely available if we are indeed free to immerse and receive it. Thank you for joining me in this gift πŸ™πŸΌ Smiles :))))

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      • It is such a wonder to sit in this space, as you write, full of Love, Light, and Presence. It is another layer completely to receive it throughout the day, showing up as Bliss, in moments unbeknownst, until there it is, in the leaves, the trees, and the majesty all around us, blossoming and blooming within. The mirror displayed in all. Being here with you, and reflecting back my understanding is such a joy, blessing, and gift. Thank you, Pragalbha, for creating this space. πŸ™β˜ΊοΈπŸ’™

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      • Am I being good to you ? No you are sheer live example of peace like eternal nature exhibits in this cosmos. Knowing the drop is equivalent to know the entire ocean or water as element in its totality. You are one live example of eternal continuty. Who is one with everything else that can be felt, Imagine and beyond.

        What else can be said about you. May be language can’t explain. Words are not enough, emotions expressions notions can be understood and communicated in avoid, space and silence. πŸ˜€

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  3. The moment I read “The only way to convey the deep rich silence I am feeling full with, is Silence”… I said to myself…”Now this is going to be an interesting & a beautiful post”…magical & breathtaking scenery…I was reading the description of each & every photo…it was simply flowing…from one to another photo…a beautiful story…everything is interconnected…my gratitude to you for your heartfelt sharing, Pragalbha βœ¨β€οΈπŸ’«

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  4. β€œThe only way to convey the deep rich silence I am feeling full with, is Silence – I thought” This just made it seem all the more beautiful. Could see the richness of this all through the pictures. Spent some time looking at and admiring each and every click here. So gorgeously and thoughtfully captured! The one you clicked with your spine on the ground is taken from such a unique angle.
    My! Feels like a fairy tale to just dwell in these pictures. Your silence would have been perfectly acceptable knowing this context. Just how peaceful this is- beyond words! Such a soothing post… πŸ’–

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    • I am so greatly thrilled and fulfilled that you received the energy of peaceful joy from my sharing my friend πŸ’› I am so deeply grateful for this day and that you engaged with such thoughtful attention, taking the time to be with my experience. Thank you very much πŸ€—

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    • I am so glda and grateful that you enjpyed my shares from the day :)) I am with you in the feeling of awe for what Nature offers us, we just need to take the time to appreciate. Thank you too for kindly visiting Lauren.


  5. Your photos are exquisite and I can feel the wonder, the love and tranquility in every one of them. Thank you for sharing your gratitude for life, which I also feel in my soul. Sending much love your way. πŸ™

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  6. I hear you being present to the wonder in this day. The wonder that showed up, high and low. You did a great job of celebrating it here. It is such a gift to experience this and to share it with a friend. Priceless.
    Happy New Year! Peace to you!

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