Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression


“Peace begins
when expectation ends.”

~ Sri Chinmoy

33 responses

  1. So precious!!! Your doggy would love my Violet. Love the quote. Enjoyed your comment/message today….hehe….we are so alike. Look at this link….I’m playing your link right now…..we really are sea sisters….he he
    You are such a joy. So glad we know one another. 🙂 And I do mean what I say. So, indeed, you are mighty talented.
    Hugs to your doggy!
    ~ your friend ~ Sam

    July 5, 2012 at 2:21 AM

    • Rumi and Violet – sounds like a match!! 🙂
      OMG – I listen to Long Time Sun every night while I take my sacred bath…. totally brainwashed by her music… She has the voice of an angel. Have a few albums ~ make the whole family listen too and girls have resorted to Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo as a mantra. Too funny – Goodnight Sam — Love your Sea Sister!!

      July 5, 2012 at 2:24 AM

  2. Hope your day was good..cute doggy:)

    July 5, 2012 at 2:35 AM

    • Thanks nightlake…he’s a doll! 🙂 Hope you are well!

      July 5, 2012 at 11:34 AM

  3. The words so right – lovely dog, I think it likes the “shooting”… ‘big smile’

    July 5, 2012 at 6:05 AM

    • Rumi is a ham = yes 🙂 I think if he could say “cheeessse” he would!!! Thank you ledrakenoir, Yes – less expectation seems to serve us… peace is a choice we need to make 😉 Warm wishes as always to you!

      July 5, 2012 at 11:37 AM

  4. Yes, those expectations…a dog day…not so bad…:)

    July 5, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    • So true… Rumi just knows the love is there…. nothing expected, or premeditated about it 🙂 We learn a lot from our pups!!!

      July 5, 2012 at 11:39 AM

  5. dianne

    beautiful post robyn, love the quote and your dog is adorable.. : )

    July 5, 2012 at 8:01 AM

    • Thank you so much dianne. Rumi appreciates your admiration too 🙂

      July 5, 2012 at 11:40 AM

  6. Jill

    Great portrait.

    July 5, 2012 at 8:19 AM

    • Thanks Jill… he enjoyed the camera I believe!! 🙂

      July 5, 2012 at 11:41 AM

  7. True words!

    July 5, 2012 at 8:31 AM

  8. Ah, Rumi! And your beloved pooch! A great way to start my day…

    July 5, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    • Thank you so much joanne! Our Rumi is a lovable pup!! ~ warm wishes to you today!!! ~RL

      July 5, 2012 at 11:43 AM

  9. victoriaaphotography

    Your dog is just adorable and is the very best subject I’ve seen all day, Robyn, and those words are so true.

    July 5, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    • Thanks so much Victoria. Yes – he’s very easy to love this dog of ours. I do think he likes to ‘pose’ 🙂 Yes — peace is a choice, Rumi demonstrates that for me daily — so little expectation and so much peaceful joy. xo

      July 5, 2012 at 11:44 AM

  10. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww RL…….
    His name is RUMI !!!!!!!!!! Oh My Goodness
    animals have a lovely way of reminding us what is important 🙂
    Huggs xx

    July 5, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    • Yes Cat …. we named him Rumi in honor of our beloved Romanitic/Mystic Poet. My oldest daughter insisted as we’ve all been Rumi fans for years. And as it turns out, he’s a LOVE too… and wise just like his namesake. You are so right ~ animal friends are perfect teachers xxoo Sending Love to Canada today for you!

      July 5, 2012 at 12:25 PM

      • Thank You —– Received Love xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
        I love Rumi …..:)
        has always been one of my Fave Sufi teachers .,…………….. 🙂
        Give Rumi a Hug for me 🙂 and have a wonderful Day ….xx 🙂

        July 5, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    • Big Hug from Rumi back to you Cat!! 🙂

      July 5, 2012 at 10:17 PM

  11. aweeee…he’s such a cute guy:))))

    July 5, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    • Thank you David…he’s quite the wonder pup ~ now if I could teach him not to be afraid to come down the stairs would be terrific 🙂 Hope you are in the ‘sweet safe haven’ David…. enjoyed your poem a lot tonight 😉

      July 5, 2012 at 10:19 PM

  12. he seems as though he is waiting to be asked for an autograph and then continue his photo shoot…lol

    July 5, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    • 🙂 yes – Rumi is a bit of a “Rock Star” Buck!! LOL ~ thank you for the chuckle tonight!

      July 5, 2012 at 10:36 PM

      • lol! does he play the drums?

        July 5, 2012 at 10:39 PM

      • 🙂 LOL!

        July 5, 2012 at 10:43 PM

  13. This little Rumi has purchased the heart of all. Like mother like son as his owner, always has something to brighten our days at all latitudes of the world.
    Congratulations for your ambassador. 🙂
    Adiós y buenas noches mi amiga…

    July 5, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    • Thank you sweet Carlos…. yes – they say pets resemble the persona of their owners… I do think Rumi and i may share this bond. I’m so glad you enjoyed him here in the post from across the world!! ~ may your night be filled with peace and joy ! ~Robyn

      July 6, 2012 at 12:11 AM

  14. Thanks for sharing this photo… kind’a makes my day…

    July 6, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    • Aww… that is so wonderful bulldog !! He’s a lovable little guy – wish he could give you a cuddle and that would truly make your day!!! ~ Good thoughts to you tonight 🙂 RL

      July 6, 2012 at 12:13 AM

  15. Swami Chinmaya’s quote is simple yet powerful! Having no expectations takes a huge load off our minds and makes us peaceful. I visited the Chinmaya ashram a place serene and calming! You may like to view http://dilipnaidu.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/a-serene-retreat/

    Kind regards,

    July 7, 2012 at 12:02 PM

  16. Thanks so much Dilip!! Yes – very powerful indeed. Difficult to achieve in our contemporary society. Oh Wow…you visited the ashram of Swami Chinmaya?! I will go visit your post right now so I can get the feel. Must have been a wonderful experience!! Sending you love and light today ~

    July 7, 2012 at 3:14 PM

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