Let’s begin today with a smile. Let’s start the day with a positive outlook, looking forward to what we can discover.
Perfect Liberty 2021.12
In PL we learn that it is through living with appreciation for all the blessings we receive in life, positive & or challenging… we will continue to be blessed… the practice of prayer on a daily basis helps us maintain a balance in our lives.
fyi. for all of you who commented on the upside cars in last Thursday’s blog, it was an art installation that is held each year in Quebec City… the 3 cars were put there by artists who filled them with earth and made gardens for the viewers to enjoy. It was one of many displays along selected streets in part of the city.
May your day/week be filled with much happiness and positive productive moments.
Depending on where you are in the city and surrounding areas, the colours are beginning to deepen .. In some areas, there is a rainbow of colour, yet you drive out west of the downtown core and the greens are still dominant. Change is on its way, you can feel it in the air, smell it on the breeze that brings a chill and hovers before drifting off. The Robins are being social, coming out and being more present around us when we are on the trails. Every day I hear the sound of the crows as they inspect and search out their winter “resorts”… yesterday another photographer was patiently waiting for a “big” as she called it, wood pecker that had been frequenting the feeder area.
PL Precept 7 Everything exists in relativity….
PL Precept # 16 All things progress and develop.
Today being the 1st, in PL it is when the PL ceremony for Peace is performed – today at 10 a.m. if you can’t make it to church, please take a moment to pray for world peace. Remember to show appreciation and give thanks for yesterday, and NOW.
Each person’s peace leads to world peace. First of all, you have to be happy. That happiness will spread and be the foundation of World Peace.
Perfect Liberty 2021.1
You have the opportunity every day to start a new canvas..
Tell yourself “things Happen” Even if something is inconvenient, once you accept it you’ll be able to move onto the next step
Perfect Liberty 2021.8
Don’t give up! Keep at it until you accomplish What you’ve started. The key to achieving something is to stick to it. If you are able to continue something from start to finish you will be sure to accomplish it no matter how difficult the task is.
Good Morning everyone.. I have a thought I’d like to share with you, I am open to your input. For years now I have been doing special prayers. Seldom does a day go by where I don’t meet up with someone, and/or get asked to pray for someone who is going through, or having a difficult time with .. whatever… Certainly in these times of multiple tragedies, whether due to climate change, or day to day circumstances, there is a need for prayer.
In PL, we, as members are encouraged to pray everyday, and yes there are days, set aside for special ceremonies and prayers that are led officially by a minister or Hokyoshi. Through this site, I often will get a personal request for spiritual help, for someone who just needs a “helping hand” I have taken to doing silent prayers for individuals at a time I set aside, just for the purpose of doing what I call a power prayer.. Would anyone out there be willing to add their voice to this power prayer? It is simply a matter or putting aside a few minutes a day, to pray for those who have asked for help, who need a special prayer in their lives. It is the act of dedication, the sincerity of the request that is important.
Do you think it would interest you? It would take only a few minutes of your time… but it would be a time that would be of great service to others. Thank you for considering this request for input. There is a by-product, you get to spend a minute on yourself too =^_^=
Improve yourself to have a kinder heart. Do what you can to be caring and considerate to make others happy.
……………………….the teachings of the PL Precepts and Principles are like throwing the I Ching stixs
in the Tao we say, if you think you know the TAO, then you really don’t know it at all.
PL Precept # 15 All is a mirror
In the TAO and in PL we Live to Express ONE’s Self (PL Precept #2)
Silly Silly me… what fun I’ve had just being Me
—————- I want to thank everyone who responded to my request for special prayers, it means a lot to me, my appreciation of your actions, your caring, is so heartfelt I am at a loss for words.. some of you have sent me such healing and caring words of encouragement and wisdoms for me to meditate on…. I am very blessed. THANK YOU.
PL Principle # 2 I will not have complaints about others, matters, nor the weather. Rather I will always be creative and will look for shortcomings in my own thinking and actions.
PL Principle # 3 I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.
The world is changing.. (here I go again) the only constant in life is change!
PL Principle # 6 I will not be stubborn, being capture by my own thoughts.
Have a great day everyone.. share your smile with the world. Take time for a silly moment – really SMILE..
Kyososai, the PL founders Day ceremony falls on August 1st. It is a ceremony where we express our most sincere appreciation to Oshieoya and the first and second founders. Our Oshieoya passed away this past year, so this event is even more important this year for we will be remembering with appreciation and gratitude, the work that has been done to date, for the rapid realization of true World Peace.
Past years I have been in Japan for this celebration and ceremony, on this day tens of thousands of PL members from the local churches in Japan and all distant parts of the world, would gather at the PL Hoy Land, the home of our spirits, to show appreciation and pray. It is a very special occassion. This year due to the passing of Oshieoya, travel restrictions, and other factors that must be dealt with due to the world wide pandemic, there has had to be adjustments .. still the day is one that we must acknowledge and celebrate each in our own way.
When our first founder passed, he asked the teachings/philosophy be spread all over the world. “Do not grieve or mourn over my death. Rather, celebrate together with fireworks” this has been a long standing tradition. To this end the Second Founder wanting to fulfill his father’s wish, created “the Art of PL fireworks.” Every year the pilgrimage is made, the grounds fill up and after the PL Kyososai ceremony, it is followed by fireworks that have been enjoyed for years.
Wherever you are, on August 1, please join in with us in prayer and meditation, give thanks and appreciation for the significance of this day, its purpose and what it symbolizes. We more than ever need to work towards World Peace.
Also on Founders’ Day August 1. there is a ceremony held in the Peace Tower (PL Headquarters in Tondabayashi, Osaka, Japan) Where we honour the spirits of all those who lost their lives in wars, regardless of race, religion or Nationality they are memorialized at the altar of the Peace Tower. We pray for everlasting peace of humankind.
Mark your calendars, August 1. Kyososai. We all, everyone of us, want World Peace. Please check with your local church, find out what is being done, and attend if you can. If you need help or a consultation, please contact the minister in your area, or a hokyoshi. we are here for YOU. If you don’t know who to contact, get in touch with me.
Today’s calendar for the 27th.
It’s okay to think “this is where it starts” There is always a turning point. It’s important what you do from now on.
Energy springs from your smile. A smile makes you and others cheerful and energetic.
Perfect Liberty 2021.4
These two horses are out every morning when I go into the woodland. Most days they are side by side, certainly not far from each other. This was the first time I’ve seen them actually grooming each other. I had to pull over, put on the 4 way flashers and get out … They were showing such affection I wanted to capture the moment. It was a beautiful moment. Again a first for me. I have never been around horses much, I only got to see them from a distance. This past year, I would see these horses every day.. in the fall I’d roll my window down and call out hello. That they were part of my everyday, means they are no longer strangers. Seeing such gentleness from these big animals made my heart sing. It is such moments that I call out in happiness… Life is Good.
Smiles, share a kindness, enjoy the beauty in this wonderful world we live in. Too much these days is focused on negativity. Change the direction of your thoughts when you feel them wandering into the shadows. because, I repeat LIFE IS GOOD!
PL Precept #11 Always be with God. Confie todo a Dios Faca tudo confiando em Deus
You can get all dressed up, do your hair, pretend its going to be a glamour day, but no matter how you cut the cake, if there is work to be done, or matters to be attended to that aren’t fun… You have to set your mind to the task and get it done.
Usually there is always a lot of hard work and effort that goes into putting/pulling something off in a seamless fashion, or presenting a “brilliant” feature documentary. For a brief time we can look very professional and maintain a certain air of efficiency and know how. BUT, we all need down time, and we all, each and everyone of us, needs time to regroup, to be still, to reconnect with our inner Selves.
The teachings of PL, the 21 Precepts and 21 Principles, are what help us navigate through the world we live in today… Stay in touch with what grounds you… what keeps you mentally and physically alert and positive. Life is too important to squander.
PL Precept # 15 All is a mirror Todo es espejo
PL Precept #11 Always be with God. Confie todo a Dios.
Obrigado PL por me ensinar amar assim Por ver Deus dentro de mim e em qulquer lugar
Thank you PL for teaching me to love, to see God within me, and everywhere around.
With one thought, “the world” will change. Changing your way of thinking will make a difference on how you perceive the world.
TAOIST Life is Art (Perfect Liberty precept #1)
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--- there are two energies, Yin and Yang = ONE
---to have balance we must live each moment
of our lives.. with Makoto (sincerity)
The only constant in life is change. I am grounded in the reality of Living.
This is true, in all worlds. RL or virtual. I am me and only me.