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.
The rain comes to wash away the dust, dirt and grime of the past weeks. We mortals that we are, also have a way of clearing away the “mental” debris we accumulate over the days and nights we cohabit on this planet. We pray! Whether prayer is silent, or voiced, we offer our thanks and express our gratitude for everything in our lives, whether they have been happy or challenging.
In PL, we offer our gratitude and prayer monthly with a ceremony at the church, however, I try to start and end each day with a prayer of gratitude, I offer my thanks for a good night of sleep and my thanks for presenting me with a brand new day. In the fall, there is a stir of excitement in the air when the weather starts to change, we visually see the beginning of a new season. Orange’s and bright yellows begin to appear with dashes of crimson here and there, till almost all the greens disappear and only the fall pallet is before us. Then we are blessed with a cornucopia of golds, burnt umber, rusts and the evergreens that remain show off the many variances of their colour range.
The foundation of our faith, PL Precept # 1 Life is art…. “as a living person, you interact with the people and things around you in order to express your feelings. Your life is shaped by the way you express yourself each and every day. Through your daily artistic expressions, you can create your one and only life.” It is easy to get so caught up in the chaotic energy of the world around us, that is why it is so important to remember to pray and give thanks each day for the blessing of life itself.
Our lives are our very own unique work of art. If you cut corners or miss important details, you will not be able to live up to your fullest potential. PL Precept #2 To live is to expressOne’s Self!!
I am most grateful to each and everyone of YOU, for being part of this community of “friends” who share and enjoy this world with me. I truly feel blessed and appreciate your visits and the sharing of your thoughts, stories and pictures that I get to enjoy and read… Oyashikiri…
Surrounded by overgrown lush vegetation I ventured into what I call Coyote Territory it is a large expanse of land that runs along an old railway line and the river. The access is off a dead end road, usually I take the trail on the left today I decided to do the trail on the right. Both are gated, no cars or vehicles allowed One has to park and then hoof it along the trails Big signs DOGS MUST BE ON LEASH.. there have been reports of the coyotes ambushing and attacking dogs, the smaller dogs are easy targets.
There is a path, in the spring this a favourite area for birders, some of the path is still visible as you can see, now with the summer almost over, there are spots where you have to tread carefully to stay on the path. There were a zillion birds calling and singing in the trees, but don’t ask me what they were, I did look up into the trees and I could see their shapes now and then, but aside from that.. I haven’t a clue.
There was city sounds, conversations, kayakers drifting down the river, children across the river playing along the water’s edge, but strangely enough, on the side I was on… it was only the call of birds, the rustle in the brush of small animals getting out of the way of human footsteps, and my movements as my elbows or waking stick (hung over my shoulder) hit the foliage of protruding branches.
I hadn’t been to this location since early spring, I was happy to see the makeshift bridges over small ravines, were mended or replaced.
I did get to the water’s edge, and will post that another time. Suffice to say, the up and down walking, stopping, starting, and very uneven paths made for a good morning’s workout. I cannot express it enough just how totally refreshing and engaging it is for me to spend time in Nature There were only two other people out in the area I was in this morning, a woman and her 6 month old Great Dane, and another gal who I startled when I came out from a side trail… we had a giggle and I let her get on ahead, since I kept stopping to take pictures, that was easy enough to do.
Today being the 21st. is (in PL) a day set aside for special prayers and service – we give thanks for the blessings of the past weeks, and express our appreciation, for life is full of wonderful moments, for this I am truly grateful.
PL Precept #1 Life is art.
PL Precept # 2 To live is to express One’s self..
PL Precept # 11 Always be with God.
This morning’s walk in Nature was truly a time of reflection and wonder. I may be tired, but I feel totally blessed to have been able to experience quality time embraced by/in Nature’s bounty.
hello! HELLO! pinches self.. yup.. still here… Not what I expected, I got to have wonderful long uninterrupted conversation with my sister-in-law who lives away, and a friend who has been playing telephone tag with me for months. It was great!
Yesterday in my travels as you already know I ventured down an unknown path, tried some video software .. it was a day of exploring.. Today, well… being retired… guess I’ll get out to check the feeders and replace one that needs repair. Are you taking advantage of this wonderful late summer, early fall weather. The picture above is an area I will often photograph depending on the sun/shadows.. I like the possibilities, and I always wonder.. what stories this location could tell.
This location I visited yesterday is one where it is not a big area compared to others nearby, but it has a certain feel, it holds enchantment, and places that I can easily envision little wee ones “holding community”… I keep telling myself, to bring a notebook, and flesh out a storyline… but I don’t do it.. Guess the idea is still forming.. or… I want to keep it a secret. =^_^=
Do everything willingly and joyfully. Your upbeat attitude will make things more cheerful and enjoyable.
Perfect Liberty 2021.18
Thank you to my very talented friends who left me fun greetings on my cell. I won’t name you, but the singing was something else!!!! I loved it! we’re all nuts, but two of you are “cracked”..
Have a great day everyone!
THANK YOU flowers arrived (from down under)… beautiful!
May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom
My evening meditation that came in from Japan last night, was something I very much needed to read, and contemplate on. I will share it with you.
It is about Listening. To be honest with others is not to do as they say, but to try to understand their feelings with a blank mind. Don’t listen to the other person’s story on the surface, but listen to the other person’s heart.
What happens, is I don’t get to walk, and the birds and the wee animals …they all take time to visit other places in the woods.
Strive to overcome obstacles by changing your mind-frame. things don’t always go as planned. When that happens, try changing how you look at the situation or how you are doing things. The outcome is in your hands.
Perfect Liberty 2020.17
Its Okay to think “This is where it starts” There is always a turning point. It’s important what you do from now.
Perfect Liberty 2021.27
It actually worked out.. with the filming crew at the site, it gave me time to come back early and do work that needed doing here at the house. I did catch up with a friend, and we did get to work on a project that needed doing. We hadn’t planned it, but life just presented us with the right ingredients. And had my day not been rescheduled for me, I wouldn’t have had time to have a “coffee break” with another friend. There you go! life is good! Not at all what I had planned and expected, but worked out even better, because I got to share it with friends.
PL Precept # 19 – Begin once you perceive. Faca ao perceber, Actue inmediatamente al percibir.
……………………….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..
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.